> wiki   Explore:web images videos games  

Wole Soyinka

KidzSearch Safe Wikipedia for Kids.
Jump to: navigation, search
Wole Soyinka
BornAkinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka[1]
(1934-07-13) 13 July 1934 (age 86)
Abeokuta, Nigeria Protectorate (now Ogun State, Nigeria)
OccupationAuthor, poet, playwright
GenresDrama, Novel, poetry
SubjectsComparative literature
Notable award(s)Nobel Prize in Literature
Academy of Achievement Golden Plate Award
This person won a Nobel Prize

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,[2] the first African to be honored in that category.


  1. Tyler Wasson; Gert H. Brieger (1 January 1987). Nobel Prize Winners: An H.W. Wilson Biographical Dictionary, Volume 1. The University of Michigan. p. 993. ISBN 9780824207564 . Archived on 28 December 2006. Error: If you specify |archivedate=, you must also specify |archiveurl=. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  2. "The Nobel Prize in Literature 1986 Wole Soyinka". The Nobel Prize. Retrieved 10 December 2013.