Wole Soyinka

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Name: Wole Soyinka
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Is Democratic Imperialism The Answer (2)?

Alas, The Country’s fair share of enfeebling problems which democratic imperialism occasions need fixing. And fast! This question has dogged Akua Bonsam’s finicky conscience for quite some time now. The most salient of these problems is the Hitlerite ... [Published GhanaWeb - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

THE LION FINDS HIS JEWEL

By Yinka OlatunbosunThe celebration is far from over. At least, not for those who recognise the immense contribution of the literary giant, Professor Wole Soyinka to African literature, particularly the drama genre.  In the spirit of Soyinka@80, the Thespian ... [Published This Day Online - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

A show in the pincers of a coconut crab

Should you visit the Mpunguti islands off the coast of Kenya, tread with care. They are home to the coconut crab, the largest of all land-living crustaceans that can weigh in at 4kg and measure one metre across. Not only your toes are at risk. For these ... [Published East African - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Gallatin School to Host Dissident Iraqi Poet Saadi Youssef—Sept. 30

New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study will host Iraqi poet Saadi Youssef for a reading and discussion on Tues., Sept. 30, 6:30-8 p.m. at its Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts (1 Washington Place at Broadway). Subways: ... [Published New York University - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Soyinka: Biafran memory of Asaba

In his last important work, Chinua Achebe offered his own description of the human debacle which characterized the prosecution of the Nigerian Civil War. In his inimitable pungency the grandmaster observed that more firearms were deployed than the total ... [Published The Nation Nigeria - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Theatrics as TFTperforms  The Lion and The Jewel

To mark Prof Wole Soyinka 80th Birthday, between July and August, The Thespian Family Theatre and Productions is performing two of his plays. The troupe promises a show like no other, writes Paul Ade-Adeleye.for the more theatre-oriented, the word ‘performance’ ... [Published The Nation Nigeria - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

Increasing awareness on girls, women issues

By Seyi Taiwo-Oguntuase   –   Reporter, LagosThere is no gainsaying in the fact that girls and women have always been at the receiving end of most of the policies in many places of the world. This fact is recognized even by the United Nations hence have ... [Published Nigeria Daily Independent - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 3 reports

Nobel laureates, European lawmakers seek an end to Gaza crisis

Sixty six Nobel laureates, including former US president Jimmy Carter and the Dalai Lama, and 203 European Parliamentarians have demanded an end to the policy of using humans as bargaining chips and cannon-fodder in Gaza.They have demanded the the release ... [Published Business Standard India - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

Soyinka incorrect: Rust isn’t ripeness

In a lucent case of a stubbornly opaque, intentional fallacy, Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, still talks and writes to the effect that the ripest fruit is, after all, not the saddest.  One grants that, at eighty, Soyinka – the literary giant ... [Published Daily Newswatch - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 09 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 2 reports

Nigeria’s Feisty Nobel Laureate

As he turns 80, a look at Wole Soyinka’s unique memoirs, including his latest, ‘You Must Set Forth At Dawn.’To read Wole Soyinka’s memoirs is to encounter many delights. His humor, by turns playful and biting, ranges over the stories he tells. Then there ... [Published Daily Beast - Aug 09 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 2 reports

Nigeria: Fayemi - Professor Wole Soyinka At 80

I MUST start by commending my brother governor and friend, His Excellency Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi for putting this befitting banquet together in honour of one of the greatest men alive today.I must confess that giving a tribute in honour of Prof. Wole ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 2 reports

Promoting gender reporting professionally

THE Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) has launched a new project targeted at increasing and improving the reportage of girls and women in the Nigerian media, known as “Report Women!” project.The project, which is to be jointly executed ... [Published The Guardian Nigeria - Aug 04 2014]

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...As Wole Soyinka told us, let's all resolve that "i love my country i no go lie; na inside am i go live and die"

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Nigerian witch-finder Helen Ukpabio threatens l... [Published The Independent - 7 hours ago]
Is Democratic Imperialism The Answer (2)? [Published GhanaWeb - Sep 01 2014]
THE LION FINDS HIS JEWEL [Published This Day Online - Aug 31 2014]
A show in the pincers of a coconut crab [Published East African - Aug 30 2014]
Gallatin School to Host Dissident Iraqi Poet Sa... [Published New York University - Aug 28 2014]
Curbing campus vices [Published The Nation Nigeria - Aug 28 2014]
Soyinka: Biafran memory of Asaba [Published The Nation Nigeria - Aug 27 2014]
Theatrics as TFTperforms  The Lion and The Jewel [Published The Nation Nigeria - Aug 27 2014]
Philosopher John Searle to deliver Indiana Univ... [Published INDIANA UNIVERSITY - Aug 26 2014]
Adults Only teaser: Q&A with Arja Salafranca [Published Books Live - Aug 26 2014]
We need more memoirs in Nigeria – Imasuen [Published Nigeria Punch - Aug 26 2014]
Absolute Necessity of a New Approach to the War [Published AllAfrica.com - Aug 25 2014]
Absolute Necessity of a New Approach to the War... [Published Premium Times - Aug 25 2014]
The Intelligentsia's Conspiracy Of Silence Agai... [Published Nigeria Village Square - Aug 24 2014]
Peter Ekeh, social sciences and social order in... [Published Daily Sun - Aug 24 2014]
Fate Of A Misguided Scholar 7 [Published GhanaWeb - Aug 24 2014]
Crime thrillers, fantasy stories, my choice –Og... [Published Nigeria Daily Independent - Aug 24 2014]
Summer school [Published Port Huron Times-Herald - Aug 23 2014]
Do We Need To Start Offering Poacher Tours? [Published The Star (Kenya) - Aug 23 2014]
Freedom declaration [Published Oxford Times - Aug 22 2014]
Original IPs’ rights to their ancestral domain ... [Published Manila Times - Aug 22 2014]
'Festivals Are Cultural Central Banks of a Coun... [Published Individual.com - Aug 22 2014]
Fate Of A Sick Scholar 6 5 Francis Kwarteng [Published Modern Ghana - Aug 21 2014]
IRE-EKITI: Town where Ogun, Yoruba god of iron,... [Published Daily Sun - Aug 21 2014]
A teacher we dare to treasure [Published Daily Newswatch - Aug 19 2014]
Increasing awareness on girls, women issues [Published Nigeria Daily Independent - Aug 19 2014]
Using our own languages is the first step towar... [Published New Internationalist - Aug 18 2014]
Stakeholders request better coverage of women, ... [Published The Guardian Nigeria - Aug 18 2014]
Nuhu Ribadu’s cross [Published People Daily - Aug 18 2014]
Terrorism in religious garb [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - Aug 17 2014]
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5 Questions for a Filmmaker … Akin Omotoso [Published {AFRICA IS A COUNTRY} - Jul 24 2014]
Award-winning South African/Nigerian filmmaker Akin Omotoso is the director of the feature films “Man on Ground” and “ God Is African “, the documentaries “ Wole Soyinka – Child of the Forest ,” “ Gathering the Scattered Cousins ” and the short “ Jesus ...
Walking With Wole Soyinka [Published {AFRICA IS A COUNTRY} - Jul 24 2014]
Several times, I have met Professor Wole Soyinka without actually meeting him. It was either in a crowded reading room in Washington D.C. or at some event in Nigeria. As a photographer not as a writer, I really wanted to meet the man away from the ...
There are apparently only three people in the w... [Published {AFRICA IS A COUNTRY} - Jul 22 2014]
Soyinka turned 80 this year. We learn this in an interview a Nigerian newspaper did with his wife, Folake: “ He cooks and he is quite good at it. He even cooked about two days ago. When the boys were really little, one day in California, he called us ...
Talk to Al Jazeera - Wole Soyinka promo [Published Al Jazeera - YouTube - Jul 14 2014]
<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGpB6HUqs4A&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;Talk to Al Jazeera - Wole Soyinka promo As he turns 80, Africa's first Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, talks ...
Wole Soyinka: 'Islam is not in danger' [Published Al Jazeera - YouTube - Jul 12 2014]
<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e--njgcStNc&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;Wole Soyinka: 'Islam is not in danger' Wole Soyinka, the Nigerian poet, playwright and activist was the ...
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