Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth

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About the Author

WOLE SOYINKA was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986. Born in Abeokuta, Nigeria, in 1934, he is an author, playwright, poet, and political activist whose prolific body of work includes The Interpret­ers, his debut novel that was published in 1965, and Death and the King's Horseman, a play that was first performed in 1976. So­yinka was twice jailed in Nigeria for his crit­icism of the Nigerian government, and he destroyed his U.S. Green Card in 2016 when Donald Trump was elected president of the United States.


Praise for Wole Soyinka, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

"Soyinka is unquestionably Africa's most versatile writer and arguably her finest."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Wole Soyinka is one of the best there is today."
--Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

"Soyinka is a brilliant imagist who uses poetry and drama to convey his inquisitiveness, frustration, and sense of wonder."

"Wole Soyinka belongs in the company of V. S. Naipaul, V. S. Pritchett, and Vladimir Nabokov."
--The New York Times

"You don't see things the same way when you encounter a voice like that of Wole Soyinka."
--Toni Morrison