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Professor Wole Soyinka Writes a New Novel!

  Wole Soyinka at 86 will publish a new novel titled ”Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth” in November this year. The news of the novel has been circulating secretively since Soyinka submitted the typescript to his publishers–BookCraft in Ibadan and Random House in New York– in June this year. Those who are close to the 1986 Nobel Laureate in Literature were expecting a new collection of poems which was in its final stage of editing, only for Soyinka to spring a big surprise with a novel of 524…

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African poets – forget stuffy literature departments…

By Christine Mungai K’naan pic: www.hiphopmarket.com Pastoralist communities in Africa rarely use drums as an integral part of their musical repertoire; Somalia has been called a nation of poets NOBEL laureate poet and playwright Wole Soyinka was widely tipped to become Oxford University’s next Professor of Poetry, but missed out in last week’s nomination to Simon Armitage. Armitage, poet, playwright and broadcaster, secured 1,221 votes – 301 more than Soyinka. It was a controversial race, but not for the reasons you might think. Soyinka initially led the way with the…

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