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Wole Soyinka
Born Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka
13 July 1934 (1934-07-13) (age 85)
Abeokuta, Nigeria Protectorate (now Ogun State, Nigeria)
Occupation Author, poet, playwright
Nationality Nigerian
Ethnicity Yoruba
Period 1957–Present
Genres Drama, Novel, poetry
Subjects Comparative literature
Notable award(s) Nobel Prize in Literature
1986
Academy of Achievement Golden Plate Award
2009

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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