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|Born||Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka|
13 July 1934
Abeokuta, Nigeria Protectorate (now Ogun State, Nigeria)
|Occupation||Author, poet, playwright|
|Alma mater||University of Leeds|
|Genres||Drama, Novel, poetry|
|Notable award(s)||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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- "The Nobel Prize in Literature 1986 Wole Soyinka". The Nobel Prize. http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1986/index.html. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
- "Wole Soyinka | Biography, Plays, Books, & Facts" (in en). https://www.britannica.com/biography/Wole-Soyinka.