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Soyinka, Wole

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Pronunciation: /ʃɔɪˈɪŋkə

Definition of Soyinka, Wole in English:

(B.1934), Nigerian dramatist, novelist, and critic. In 1986 he became the first African to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. Notable works: The Lion and the Jewel (play, 1959) and The Interpreters (novel, 1965).

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