Wole Soyinka


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

Genre

Influences
Yoruba mythology, Eugene O'Neil


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."

Average rating: 3.81 · 8,841 ratings · 775 reviews · 113 distinct worksSimilar authors
Death and the King's Horsem...

3.76 avg rating — 2,764 ratings — published 1975 — 25 editions
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Aké: The Years of Childhood

3.92 avg rating — 1,301 ratings — published 1981 — 24 editions
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The Lion and the Jewel

3.80 avg rating — 1,121 ratings — published 1962 — 7 editions
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You Must Set Forth at Dawn

3.96 avg rating — 379 ratings — published 2006 — 14 editions
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The Interpreters

3.56 avg rating — 387 ratings — published 1965 — 20 editions
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The Man Died: Prison Notes ...

3.95 avg rating — 285 ratings — published 1972 — 12 editions
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The Trials of Brother Jero ...

3.83 avg rating — 203 ratings — published 1998
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Collected Plays 2 {The Lion...

3.93 avg rating — 140 ratings — published 1975 — 3 editions
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The Bacchae of Euripides: A...

3.85 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 1973 — 8 editions
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Climate of Fear: The Quest ...

3.61 avg rating — 120 ratings — published 2005 — 8 editions
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