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Wole Soyinka was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State of Nigeria on July 13, 1934. He attended Government College and University College in Ibadan before receiving a degree in English from the University of Leeds in England in 1958. He has held research and teaching appointments at several universities including the University of Ibadan, the University of Ife, Cornell University, Emory University, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Loyola Marymount. He is a distinguished playwright, poet, novelist, essayist, social critic, political activist, and literary scholar. His plays include The Swamp Dwellers, The Lion and the Jewel, A Dance of the Forests, The Bacchae of Euripides, A Play for Giants, Death and the King's Horsemen, From Zia with Love, The Beatification of Area Boy, and King Baabu. His collections of poetry include Idanre and Other Poems, A Shuttle in the Crypt, and Mandela's Earth and Other Poems. His novels include The Interpreters, which won the 1968 Jock Campbell Literary Award, and Season of Anomy. His autobiographical works include Ake: The Years of Childhood, Isara: A Voyage Around Essay, The Open Sore of a Continent: A Personal Memoir of the Nigerian Crisis, and You Must Set Forth at Dawn. His literary essays collections include Myth, Literature and the African World and Art, Dialogue and Outrage. During the civil war in Nigeria, he appealed for cease-fire in an article. Accused of treason, he was held in solitary confinement for 22 months. Two of his works, The Man Died: Prison Notes of Wole Soyinka and Poems from Prison, were secretly written on toilet paper and smuggled out of prison. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Aké: The Years of Childhood 648 copies, 9 reviews
Death and the King's Horseman 451 copies, 6 reviews
Interpreters 291 copies, 5 reviews
The Lion and the Jewel 134 copies, 2 reviews
Death and the King's Horseman 127 copies, 1 review
Season of Anomy 104 copies, 1 review
Of Africa 61 copies, 1 review
Kongi's Harvest 38 copies
A Dance of the Forests 38 copies, 1 review
Six Plays 29 copies
The Road 28 copies, 1 review
Selected Poems 18 copies
Naar Afrika 11 copies
Early Poems 10 copies
Ogun Abibiman 9 copies
Opera wonyosi 7 copies
King Baabu 5 copies
Five plays 5 copies
The Swamp Dwellers 3 copies, 1 review
Africa 3 copies
Teatro 2 copies
Outsiders 1 copy
Gedichten 1 copy
Tolkene 1 copy
Tumaci 1 copy
The Art of the Personal Essay (Contributor) 1,249 copies, 8 reviews
The Palm-Wine Drinkard and his Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Deads' Town (Introduction, some editions) 447 copies, 14 reviews
African Folktales (Introduction, some editions) 383 copies, 1 review
Ambiguous Adventure (Afterword, some editions) 274 copies, 5 reviews
Modern Poetry from Africa (Contributor) 225 copies
The Last Summer of Reason (Foreword, some editions) 203 copies, 14 reviews
Granta 108: Chicago (Contributor) 125 copies, 1 review
Forest of a Thousand Daemons: A Hunter’s Saga (Translator, some editions) 85 copies, 3 reviews
An African Treasury (Contributor) 62 copies, 1 review
Africa39: New Writing from Africa South of the Sahara (Introduction) 60 copies, 3 reviews

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