Soyinka, Wole

About Wole Soyinka

Blog on Soyinka with numerous videos, links and a detailed biography

Official Website of the Wole Soyinka Society


Jaffrey, Zia. Wole Soyinka: "this regime just does not believe in innocence". The Progressive, 1997.

Beier, Ulli. Wole Soyinka on Yoruba Religion. Isokan Yoruba Magazine Vol. 3, No. 3, 1997.

Writings by Soyinka


Audio- and Audiovisual Material

Wole Soyinka - Nobel Lecture. 8 Dec 1986. Listen to the sound recording on

Freelance journalist Simon Stanford interviews Wole Soyinka., 2005.

Wole Soyinka reads his poem 'Lost Poems' from "Samarkand and Other Markets I Have Known"., 2005.

Wole Soyinka. "Writing, Theater Arts, and Political Activism." Conversations with History. April 16, 1998. (UC Berkeley). 

'Wole Soyinka - Living Legend on African Voices CNN, 2009 (August).

UNESCO News: Wole Soyinka on "Political Correctness". Wole Soyinka at launch of the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures (UNESCO, 18 February 2010).

Wole Soyinka: Nigeria's Political Tumult. This Carnegie Council event took place on April 17, 2006. Nigeria's history may be repeating itself, says Soyinka, with corrupt politicians attempting to subvert the constitution. Wole Soyinka relates his experiences living through Nigeria's tumultuous political history

Two conversations with Wole Soyinka. Charlie Rose, 2006 & 2008.




Contemporary Writers

Dictionary of Literary Biography

Literary Reference Center

A Dictionary of Writers

Plot Summaries

 Kindlers Literatur Lexikon  

Literary Reference Center

Secondary Literature:

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