Nobel Prizes and Laureates

Nobel Prizes and Laureates

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1986
Wole Soyinka

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Wole Soyinka - Interview

Interview, April 2005

Interview with the 1986 Nobel Laureate in Literature, Wole Soyinka, 28 April 2005 by freelance journalist Simon Stanford.

Soyinka talks about his childhood in Aké; his experiences of the decolonization progress (6:11); how the political activities have influenced his writing (11:27); his being a "lazy writer" (15:37); theatre's advantage of reaching the audience (19:03); the Nobel Prize and how it has affected his life (28:27); and the threat of intolerance (36:42).

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