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Wole Soyinka Updates Us on the Situation 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 one of 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 March 24, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 24, 1994: Interview with Wole Soyinka; Interview with Thomas Keneally; Review of Brooke Kroeger's biography "Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist."

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