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  Wolé Soyinka: le chantre de la liberté -
RFIWolé Soyinka: le chantre de la libertéRFIPour en revenir au cas spécifique de Wole Soyinka, disons que sur le plan de l'action politique, l'auteur est emprisonné au Nigéria entre 1967 et 1969 pour avoir soutenu le mouvement d'indépendance du Biafra. En 1994, il est contraint à l'exil après ...
Posted on 14 August 2017 | 7:13 am
  Tales from 2017 Wole Soyinka Int'l Cultural
Gistmaster (blog)Tales from 2017 Wole Soyinka Int'l Cultural ExchangeGistmaster (blog)Events marking the 2017 edition of the Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange, WSICE Project, ended recently in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The weeklong programme commenced with the arrival on July 12, of the 83 finalists in the annual WSICE ...and more »
Posted on 13 August 2017 | 1:37 pm
  When Sagay, Oshiomhole, Others Dissected
Leadership NewspapersWhen Sagay, Oshiomhole, Others Dissected Restructuring DebateLeadership NewspapersNoble Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, former Governor Adams Oshiomhiole, the Chairman Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof Itse Sagay, among others were guest at a recent Annual Lecture in Benin in search of solutions to the ...and more »
Posted on 12 August 2017 | 8:27 pm
  Oshiomhole to speak on Nigeria's unity at
P.M. NewsOshiomhole to speak on Nigeria's unity at Wole Soyinka lecture seriesP.M. NewsThe issue of Nigeria's co-existence will come to the front burner and be exhaustively discussed this Friday at the 20th Prof. Wole Soyinka lecture series. The lecture which has as its theme: “The Nigerian State in the aftermath of the centenary ...
Posted on 2 August 2017 | 12:43 pm
  Wole Soyinka mourns legendary Fela 20 years
NAIJ.COMWole Soyinka mourns legendary Fela 20 years afterNAIJ.COM20 years ago, Fela Anikulapo Kuti joined his ancestors and that year the world watched as almost a million people trek with his remains from Tafawa Balewa Square to his final rest place at Kalakuta. Wednesday, August 2, marks his death anniversary and ...Fela still relevant 20 years after his death, says Segun ArinzeVanguardRemembering Fela Anikulapo Kuti – Revolutionary African MusicianCenter for Research on Globalizationall 79 news articles »
Posted on 2 August 2017 | 5:49 am
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  Nigeria protesters demand action on Chibok
Girls and women march in Abuja, urging government to rescue more than 200 students kidnapped by Boko Haram a year ago.
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 8:22 am
  Terror, tribe and territory: Malawi lessons
Nigeria, the power house of Africa in terms of population and petrodollars – and with a sizeable [in terms of manpower] army – has found itself unable to adequately defend its citizens from its malcontents, Boko Haram. Yet for years the army run the country and repressed its own people. It was a ‘uniform and...
Posted on 8 April 2015 | 3:22 pm
  Marlon James, Marilyn Chin among winners of
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Novelist Marlon James and poet Marilyn Chin are among this year's winners of the Anisfield-Wolf (AN'-is-feeld) Book Awards, given for literature that "confronts racism and examines diversity." James was cited Wednesday for his novel based on the attempted assassination of Bob...
Posted on 1 April 2015 | 2:43 pm
  Marlon James among winners of Anisfield-Wolf
NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist Marlon James and poet Marilyn Chin are among this year's winners of the Anisfield-Wolf (AN'-is-feeld) Book Awards, given for literature that "confronts racism and examines diversity."
Posted on 1 April 2015 | 2:26 pm
  A Win for Democracy in Nigeria
In that and other respects, challenger Muhammadu Buhari's win over President Goodluck Jonathan represents a potentially transformative moment for Nigeria -- a victory by the opposition in Africa's biggest economy. It may begin Nigeria's first peaceful transition of power between political parties since independence from the U.K. in 1960. The aftermath of Nigeria's last presidential election ...
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 1:51 pm
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  Uganda: Kakooza Mutale Should Be Arrested
In Wole Soyinka's Lion and the Jewel, the King, Baroka, proudly courts Sidi, the jewel of the village, a beautiful young woman, by reminding her that "Grey hair signifies wisdom". Sidi falls for the cunning old man because in comparison to Lakunle ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 10:34 pm
  All Hope Isn’t Lost Yet: Students Failure
Readers are leaders’ students, if you don’t read you can’t lead! Wole Soyinka was a reader, now he writes for readers, Isaac Newton studied hard, and his inventions and discoveries you read, study hard, as short-cuts to success leads one to nowhere.
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 7:58 pm
  Tell Me Something Good’ returns to the
“I say ‘we’ve been speaking to Ferguson for 39 years.’” By presenting the works of Lorraine Hansberry, August Wilson, Athol Fugard, Wole Soyinka, Lynn Nottage and many others, The Black Rep has managed to bring a comprehensive spectrum of ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 1:24 pm
  Commending Recent Elections in Nigeria as
We read it in the words of literary giants like Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka. We see it in the drama and excitement of productions from Nollywood. We hear it in rhythms from juju to afrobeat to D'banj, Davido and Wizkid! And, on good days, we cheer it in ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 2:24 am
  D’banj, Bez, others for Glo’s Evening
LONDON-BASED multi-award winning Nigerian musician, actor, folk singer, and composer, Tunji Oyelana, is billed to lead an array of popular artistes who will entertain guests at an event organized in honour of Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka by ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 9:06 am
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  Nobel laureate Soyinka: Nigeria 'at war'
Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka on Friday dismissed calls for peace negotiations with the radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram and said Nigerian society is at stake in what he described as a war for survival.
Posted on 9 November 2012 | 6:18 am
  Nigeria: Nobel laureate launches political
Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka launched a newly formed Nigerian political party Saturday, using the power of rhetoric to challenge apathetic voters in the oil-rich nation to overcome a government he called cynical and brutal.
Posted on 25 September 2010 | 4:54 am
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  ayenisholah: RT @famousquotenet: The man
ayenisholah: RT @famousquotenet: The man dies in all who keep silent in the face of tyranny. - Wole Soyinka
Posted on 21 August 2017 | 1:16 am
  kingsijeh: RT @famousquotenet: The man dies
kingsijeh: RT @famousquotenet: The man dies in all who keep silent in the face of tyranny. - Wole Soyinka
Posted on 21 August 2017 | 1:16 am
  ojalatan1: RT @famousquotenet: The man dies
ojalatan1: RT @famousquotenet: The man dies in all who keep silent in the face of tyranny. - Wole Soyinka
Posted on 21 August 2017 | 1:16 am
  Okorji_CJ: RT @famousquotenet: The man dies
Okorji_CJ: RT @famousquotenet: The man dies in all who keep silent in the face of tyranny. - Wole Soyinka
Posted on 21 August 2017 | 1:16 am
  dayohas: RT @famousquotenet: The man dies in
dayohas: RT @famousquotenet: The man dies in all who keep silent in the face of tyranny. - Wole Soyinka
Posted on 21 August 2017 | 1:16 am
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  Resolved Question: Questions on 'Telephone
At the moment I am looking at 'Telephone Conversation' by Wole Soyinka. Two of the things I have to think about are: - How does the humour in the poem help the reader to explore the poem's themes? - Why does the poem concentrate so much on different shades of colour? However, I'm really stuck on what to write on these two points. Can anyone give me any help, hints, or pointers in the right direction? Also, the first question I had to answer was: - To what extent do you feel that Soyinka comes across as bitter in the poem? Why? This is what I wrote: At the time of the experience, the narrator seems bitter toward the prejudiced British society, who treat him as a criminal and an outcast although he has done nothing wrong. He experiences 'dumbfoundment' when the woman turns him down on the basis of the colour of his skin. However, looking back on the event, he seems rather amused and uses a lot of humour and irony in the poem. He can now see that although he was looked down on for his external appearance, the woman - who was of a so-called higher class - was the one who was actually intellectually deficient. We can see this because she does not understand what 'sepia' and 'brunette' mean. What do you think of my answer? I'm just interested to hear others' opinions, because I am pretty much teaching myself for my IGCSE English Literature exam. I know it's mainly a matter of how the poem comes across to the individual reader, but I would like to know if I'm completely wrong...! Thanks in advance for any answers!
Posted on 19 April 2013 | 12:24 am
  Resolved Question: When was Wole Soyinka
i'm doing a project and i want to find out when he was born. and that's the last question i have and it's due tommorrow
Posted on 18 December 2012 | 12:37 am
  Resolved Question: What message is in
Telephone Conversation - Wole Soyinka The price seemed reasonable, location Indifferent. The landlady swore she lived Off premises. Nothing remained But self-confession. “Madam,” I warned, “I hate a wasted journey—I am African.” Silence. Silenced transmission of Pressurized good-breeding. Voice, when it came, Lipstick coated, long gold-rolled Cigarette-holder pipped. Caught I was, foully. “HOW DARK?” . . . I had not misheard . . . “ARE YOU LIGHT OR VERY DARK?” Button B. Button A. Stench Of rancid breath of public hide-and-speak. Red booth. Red pillar-box. Red double-tiered Omnibus squelching tar. It was real! Shamed By ill-mannered silence, surrender Pushed dumbfoundment to beg simplification. Considerate she was, varying the emphasis— “ARE YOU DARK? OR VERY LIGHT?” Revelation came. “You mean—like plain or milk chocolate?” Her assent was clinical, crushing in its light Impersonality. Rapidly, wavelength adjusted, I chose. “West African sepia”—and as an afterthought, “Down in my passport.” Silence for spectroscopic Flight of fancy, till truthfulness clanged her accent Hard on the mouthpiece. “WHAT’S THAT?” conceding, “DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT IS.” “Like brunette.” “THAT’S DARK, ISN’T IT?” “Not altogether. Facially, I am brunette, but madam, you should see The rest of me. Palm of my hand, soles of my feet Are a peroxide blonde. Friction, caused— Foolishly, madam—by sitting down, has turned My bottom raven black—One moment madam!”—sensing Her receiver rearing on the thunderclap About my ears—“Madam,” I pleaded, “wouldn’t you rather See for yourself
Posted on 1 November 2012 | 1:08 pm
  Resolved Question: What are some literary
Hamlet by Wole Soyinka He stilled his doubts, they rose to halt and lame 
 A resolution on the rack. Passion's flame 
 Was doused in fear of error; his mind's unease 
 Bred indulgence to the state's disease Ghosts emboweled his earth; he clung to rails 
 In a gallery of abstractions, dissecting tales 
 As 'told by an idiot'. Passionless he set a stage 
 Of passion for the guilt he would engage. Justice despaired. The turn and turn abouts 
 Of reason danced default to duty's counterpoint 
 Till treachery scratched the slate of primal clay 
 Then Metaphysics waived a thought's delay-- 
 It took the salt in the wound, the 'point 
 Envenom'd too' to steel the prince of doubts.
Posted on 12 August 2011 | 2:33 am
  Resolved Question: How much do wole soyinka
please i need a right answer
Posted on 17 June 2011 | 8:08 am



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