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Wole Soyinka Discusses Current Affairs in Nigeria.

Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka. He was the first African to be awarded the Nobel prize for literature (in 1986), and he's been called Africa's "finest writers." He is a dramatist, poet, novelist, critic, and political writer. Some of his works have been banned by Nigerian regimes. He's gone into exile several times and has been imprisoned for political protests. He's written 21 books, including "Myth, Literature, and the African World," and his autobiography, "Ake': The Years of Childhood." (Ventura books).

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Other segments from the episode on August 5, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 5, 1993: Interview with Wole Soyinka; Review of the film "The Fugitive."

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