The Presidency has responded to Nobel laureate, Professor Wole
Soyinka's assertion that Nigeria is back to the days of General Sani Abacha following the arrest and detention of Omoyele Sowore, the convener of a protest march dubbed 'Revolution Now.'
Judging by the praise-singing poetry that attended the recent fourth edition of the Wole
Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa, and the dramatic adoration and enactment of his plays of varied themes, Nigerians are not yet tired of Soyinka as a bogeyman.
Among dignitaries expected at the conference are Professor Wole
Soyinka himself, members of D.O.
'For the avoidance of doubt, let me make my position quite clear because I don't want any ambiguity; I Wole
Soyinka will not be voting for either the two so-called contesting parties.
Written by the Nigerian Nobel prize-winning author Wole
Soyinka in 1974, while he was in exile, the play explores the theme of a culture caught in transition, a country pulled between the opposite forces of colonial rule and traditional beliefs.
Speaking in an August 1975 interview in Black World, Nobel Prize winner Wole
Soyinka, a Nigerian writer who spent three years in prison during his country's civil war, addressed this new role in a literature of conscience: "Of course, the artist, whether he likes it or not, is a member of the community.
Suprisingly backing claims of Wole
Soyinka being a blackmailer, Reno Omokri recounted how the celebrated novelist insulted former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife Patience Jonathan on numerous occassions.
Among the writers are Nigeria's Wole
Soyinka and Chinua Achebe; Egypt's Naguib Mahfouz; Kenya's Ngugi wa Thiong'o; South Africa's Nadine Gordimer and J.
The honorees include Mouna Noureddine from Tunisia, Abdel Aziz Meherzi from Tunisia, Syrian veteran actor Assaad Feddah, Moroccan playwright Hassan el-Miniai, Algerian actor Sid Ahmed Agoumi, Nigerian playwright Wole
Soyinka, Iraqi artist Sami Abdel Hamid and last but not least veteran actor Abdel Rahman Abou Zahra from Egypt.
The most prominent thinkers, who challenged the Western assertion that colonialism was crucial to the development of agrarian and tribal societies of Asia and Africa, include the likes of Gayatri Spivak, Edward Said, Homi Bhabha, Chinua Achebe, Wole
Soyinka and Ngugi wa Thiong'o.
class="MsoNormalNobel Laureate Wole
Soyinka, regional and global politicians, artists, activists and lawyers on Wednesday joined the #FreeBobiWine campaign calling for the release of the Kyadondo East MP.
The hotel once had strong literary connections with the Welsh bards, Wole
Soyinka the first African Nobel Prize for literature winner and the civil rights activist Michael X.