Wednesday, July 14, 2021 12:56 am
Professor Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka, known as Wole Soyinka, Nigerian playwright, poet and essayist and winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first by a sub-Saharan African was 87 on Tuesday, 13 July 2021.
*Read the story of his life (as he narrated to us in an interview) HERE.
*Watch the 1964 interview of Wole Soyinka and Lewis Nkosi, South African author, broadcaster and journalist with Chinua Achebe HERE
*Watch Soyinka’s 1969 interview after his release from Military detention HERE
Below are his photographs from childhood to adulthood.