Academy of Achievement Golden Plate Award This was founded in by the German scholar Ulli Beier, who had been teaching at the University of Ibadan since He supported the freedom of worship but warned against the consequence of the illogic of allowing religions to preach apocalyptic violence.
His second marriage was in to Nigerian librarian Olaide Idowu,  with whom he had three daughters, Moremi, Iyetade deceased Peyibomi, and a second son, Ilemakin. In he was charged with treason by the government of General Sani Abacha. It gave them all experience with theatrical production in another English-speaking country.
The play satirizes the fledgling nation by showing that the present is no more a golden age than was the past. Soyinka received a Rockefeller Research Fellowship from University College in Ibadan, his alma mater, for research on African theatre, and he returned to Nigeria.
She was also Anglican. His mother was one of the most prominent members of the influential Ransome-Kuti family: His play King Baabu premiered in Lagos ina political satire on the theme of African dictatorship.
He used his columns in Transition to criticise the "negrophiles" for instance, his article "Neo-Tarzanism: The next year appears another part of his autobiography Ibadan: His father, Samuel Ayodele Soyinka whom he called S.
His mother owned a shop in the nearby market and was respected political activist for local community. In he also resigned his university post, as a protest against imposed pro-government behaviour by the authorities.
That same year, a BBC-commissioned play called "Document of Identity" aired on BBC Radio 3, telling the lightly-fictionalized story of the problems his daughter's family encountered during a stopover in Britain when they fled Nigeria for the US in ; her baby was born prematurely in London and became a stateless person.
Year is the year of severe political tensions in Nigeria. Its goal was to work with local communities in analysing their problems and to express some of their grievances in dramatic sketches. In Soyinka was promoted to the position of editor for Transitiona magazine based in the Ghanaian capital of Accrawhere he moved for some time.
In a new volume of poems by Soyinka, entitled Outsiders, was released.
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Wole Soyinka Biography Akinwande Oluwole "Wole" Soyinka (born July 13, ) is a Nigerian writer, poet and playwright.
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