Wole Soyinka


Born
in Abeokuta, Ogun State, British Nigeria
July 13, 1934

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Yoruba mythology, Eugene O'Neil ...more


Awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature for his work that "in a wide cultural perspective and with poetic overtones fashions the drama of existence." ...more

Average rating: 3.82 · 10,554 ratings · 968 reviews · 126 distinct worksSimilar authors
Death and the King's Horsem...

3.79 avg rating — 3,310 ratings — published 1975 — 27 editions
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Aké: The Years of Childhood

3.92 avg rating — 1,466 ratings — published 1981 — 28 editions
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The Lion and the Jewel

3.79 avg rating — 1,359 ratings — published 1962 — 10 editions
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You Must Set Forth at Dawn

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 427 ratings — published 2006 — 15 editions
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The Interpreters

3.55 avg rating — 448 ratings — published 1965 — 23 editions
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The Man Died: Prison Notes ...

3.96 avg rating — 340 ratings — published 1972 — 13 editions
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The Trials of Brother Jero ...

3.84 avg rating — 237 ratings — published 1998
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Collected Plays 2 {The Lion...

3.96 avg rating — 154 ratings — published 1975 — 3 editions
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The Bacchae of Euripides: A...

3.86 avg rating — 142 ratings — published 1973 — 8 editions
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Of Africa

3.88 avg rating — 151 ratings — published 2012 — 8 editions
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