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Wole Soyinka
BornAkinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka[1]
(1934-07-13) 13 July 1934 (age 87)
Abeokuta, Nigeria Protectorate (now Ogun State, Nigeria)
OccupationAuthor, poet, playwright
NationalityNigerian
Alma materUniversity of Leeds
Period1957–Present
GenresDrama, Novel, poetry
SubjectsComparative literature
Notable award(s)Nobel Prize in Literature
1986
Academy of Achievement Golden Plate Award
2009
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.[3]

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