Wole Soyinka on writing, politics and the power of a novel

Wole Soyinka on writing, politics and the power of a novel

By Intelligence Squared

Intelligence Squared

Friday, 3 December

It’s been almost 50 years since Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka, Africa’s first Nobel laureate for literature, last published a novel. Chronicles From the Land of the Happiest People on Earth is, his fellow writers agree, worth the wait. He joins Dr Louisa Egbunike
, Associate Professor in African Literature at Durham University, to discuss its his latest work: a satire and a whodunit mystery encompassing an expansive assessment of the last 60 years of Nigerian history.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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