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Wole Soyinka
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Born Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka
(1934-07-13) 13 July 1934 (age 87)
Abeokuta, Nigeria Protectorate (now Ogun State, Nigeria)
Occupation Author, poet, playwright
Nationality Nigerian
Period 1957–Present
Genre Drama, Novel, poetry
Subject Comparative literature
Notable awards Nobel Prize in Literature
Academy of Achievement Golden Plate Award

Akinwande Oluwole "Wole" Babatunde Soyinka (Yoruba: Akinwándé Oluwo̩lé Babátúndé S̩óyinká; born 13 July 1934) is a Nigerian playwright and poet. He was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first African to be honored in that category.

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