Nobel Prize in Literature

By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Mar 27th, 2013
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Amenyo, Kofi Now that he is gone, he cannot win it anymore. The Nobel Prize in Literature is not awarded posthumously. Achebe won almost everything except the mother of all literary prizes. Many people think he should have won it. But he did not. Why? The Nobel Prize in Literature has had a chequered...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Nov 9th, 2012
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(Reuters) – Nigeria is “at war” with Islamist sect Boko Haram and should not negotiate with its leaders who are “mass murderers”, Nigerian Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka said on Friday. Author Wole Soyinka, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986, gestures during an ...
By benim
In Election
Apr 30th, 2011
Kaduna – Nigeria’s ruling party has won control of two states hard hit by deadly rioting that followed last week’s presidential elections, results showed on Friday. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) swept governorship votes in Kaduna and Bauchi, two northern states where vio...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Apr 29th, 2011
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LAGOS — Nigerian Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka has said killings in the country’s north amid widespread rioting following presidential elections were pre-planned, local media reported on Friday. Several Nigerian newspapers quoted Soyinka, Africa’s first Nobel literature laureate, speaking o...
By benim
In Analysis
Jan 13th, 2011
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One of my happiest moments recently, was when I returned home from work on the night of Tuesday, December 7, 2010, and my wife pointed to me an article written on my most favorite African, and Nigerian, writer., Prof. Wole Soyinka. Actually, I have two favorite Nigerian writers. The other is Prof. Ch...