Collection: BC MS 20c Soyinka: Wole Soyinka, literary papers

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Title: Wole Soyinka, literary papers

Level: Collection 

Classmark: BC MS 20c Soyinka

Creator(s): Soyinka, Wole

Date: 1963-1987

Main language: English

Size and medium: 3 boxes; manuscript, typescript, a press cutting, and printed material.

Persistent link: https://library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/8575 

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Description

Contains the literary papers of Wole Soyinka including galley proofs and typescript copies of plays and screenplays with autograph manuscript revisions, autograph manuscript poems, typescript article on Margaret Thatcher, autograph manuscript letter from Soyinka to Rex Collings and two related printed items.

Administrative or biographical history

Wole (Oluwole Akinwande) Soyinka, the Nigerian playwright and poet, was born in Ijebu Isara, Nigeria, on 13 July 1934 and educated at Abeokuta Grammar School and Government College, Ibadan; then at University College, Ibadan (1952-1954) and Leeds University (1954-1957), where he graduated in English. In 1986 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. For fuller details of his life and achievements see Who's who.

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Nigerian drama (English)

Nigerian poetry (English)

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African theatre

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