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25.02.2008 - Interpretation of dali48
As a human rights activist - Wole Soyinka has been a courageous voice for justice, freedom, and the end of tyranny... - But the ultimate lesson is just sit down and write - That's all... (UC Berkely)
Soyinka wrote a number of radio plays (1961) until the government quashed his efforts for being overly critical... - After being wrongly accused of conspiring (1965) to broadcast false election results on the radio, he was arrested... - A protest over his imprisonment was organised by an international group of writers, including Norman Mailer and William Styron - and he was freed 3 months later... - During his imprisonment, Soyinka surreptitiously composed on discarded cigarette packages, toilet paper, and between the lines of books he secretely managed to acquire... - That served my sanity, just to be able to scribble some things from time to time - And I think that would be true of most writers... (BBC, Radio 4)
22.02.2008 - Interpretation of dali48
Soyinka's plays range from comedy to tragedy, and from political satire to the theatre of the absurd - He has combined influences from Western traditions with African myth, legends and folklore, and such techniques as singing and drumming... (Pegasus Author's Calendar)
A prophet has honour except in his own home - Wise men have been called mad... (from The Lion and the Jewel)
Those who have much to give fulfil themselves only in total loneliness... - American and British writers, among them Lilian Hellman and Robert Lowell, protested to the Nigerian government, and Soyinka was released... - The Man Died (1972), describes his time in jail. The book was banned in Nigeria. Madmen And Specialists, written in 1970, is Soyinka's most pessimistic play. It dealt with man's inhumanity and pervasive corruption in structures of power... -
Like the writer and human rights activist Ken Saro-Wiwa (1941-1995), Soyinka has criticized the corruption brought to Nigeria by the oil industry. Saro-Wiwa was hanged despite of international protests... - He has been one of the most outspoken critics of the concept on negritude, which has been associated with Leopold Senghor, the writer and former President of Senegal... - Soyinka defends the idea, that the West should pay reparations for crimes committed against African people... - Some people think the Nobel Prize makes you bulletproof - "I never had that illusion" - Soyinka once said... (P.A.C.)
Mugabe is one of these dictators who wants to die in office and will crush all dissenting views in the crudest manner - killing his opponents, torturing them, burning their houses... (Soyinka in a CNN interview, 2001)
Interpretation of dali48
Akinwande Oluwole "Wole" Soyinka (born 1934) is a Nigerian writer, notable especially as a playwright and poet - he was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first person in Africa and the diaspora to be so honoured... - He supported the freedom of worship but warned against the consequence of the illogic of allowing religions to preach apocalyptic violence... (Wikipedia)
1986: Nobel Prize for Literature...
List of African writers...
Annex2 to the blogs of dali48
09/22/2011 - Interview with Author dali48 on Google +