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Born:  Akinwande Oluwole Soyinka (July 13, 1934-  )
Nobel Prize Laureate for Literature, 1986

Chancellor's Reading Club Selection:  The Lion and the Jewel
Selected Materials on Reserve in Chesnutt Library
Under Chancellor's Reading Club 2005

Selected Titles in Charles Chesnutt Library

Goodwin, K. L.  Understanding African Poetry: a Study of Ten PoetsLondon: Heinemann, 1982
FSU Main Stacks
PR 9342  .G66 1982x  

Harrison, Paul Carter, et. al.  Black Theatre: Ritual Performance in the African DiasporaPhiladelphia: Temple University Press, 2002.
FSU Main Stacks PN 1590 .B53 B59 2002†

Jeyifo, Biodun, ed.  Modern African Drama: Backgrounds and Criticism1st edNew York: W.W. Norton, 2002. 
FSU Main Stacks PR 9347 .M63 2001 

Jeyifo, Biodun, ed.  Conversations with Wole Soyinka.  Jackson, Miss.: University Press of Mississippi, 2001. 
FSU Main Stacks PR 9387.9 .S6 Z464 2001 

Lindfors, Bernth.  Early Nigerian LiteratureNew York : Africana Pub. Co., 1982.
FSU Main Stacks PR 9387 .L5 1982

Maduakor, Obi.  Wole Soyinka: an Introduction to His WritingNew York: Garland, 1987.
FSU Main Stacks PR 9387.9 .S6 Z77 1987 (In Display Case)

Olakunle, George.  Relocating Agency: Modernity and African Letters. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003. 
FSU Main Stacks PR 9340.5 .G46 2003 

Omotoso, Kole.  Achebe or Soyinka?: a Study in ContrastsNorthvale, N.J.: Hans Zell Publishers, 1996.
FSU Main Stacks PR 9387.9 .A3 Z855 1996

Peters, Jonathan.  A Dance of Masks: Senghor, Achebe, Soyinka.  Washington, D.C.: Three Continents Press, 1978. 
FSU Main Stacks PR 9340.5 .P47 1978

Quayson, Ato.   Strategic Transformations in Nigerian Writing: Orality and History in the Work of Rev. Samuel Johnson, Amos Tutuola, Wole Soyinka and Ben OkriBloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997.
FSU Main Stacks PR 9387 .Q39 1997

Soyinka, Wole.  The Burden of Memory, the Muse of ForgivenessNew York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
FSU Main Stacks DT 30.5 .S697 1999 

Soyinka, Wole.  Myth, Literature, and the African WorldNew York: Cambridge University Press, 1976.
FSU Main Stacks PL 8010 .S64† (In Display Case)

Soyinka, Wole.  Three Short Plays: The Swamp Dwellers; The Trials of Brother Jero; The Strong BreedLondon: Oxford University Press, 1969.
FSU Main Stacks PR 6069 .O9 T487 1974 

Selected Websites

Stanford Presidential Lectures in the Humanities and Arts: Wole Soyinka, Stanford University

Writing, Theater Arts, and Political Activism: Conversation with Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, University of California at Berkeley

Wole Soyinka - Biography, Nobelprize.Org

Wole Soyinka: an Overview, Contemporary Postcolonial and Postimperial Literature in English, National University of Singapore

Wole Soyinka Study Guide, Washington State University  http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/anglophone/soyinka.html

Wole Soyinka, Books and Writers

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Picture Credits
     Wole Soyinka from Wole Soyinka, NobelPrize.Org;
     Wole Soyinka from Fayetteville State University Flyer Entitled: Nobel Prize Winner Wole Soyinka
                                    Opens 2005 Chancellorís Distinguished Speaker Series

Book Covers Credit
     From The Writer Wole Soyinka, N. Y. State Writers Institute, State University of New York       



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