[Introduction] [Teaching Soyinka] [Essays etc] [Interviews] [Newspaper Articles]
INTRODUCTION TO WOLE SOYINKA
* The Africa Society's Profile of Wole Soyinka (1999)
* Wole Soyinka (Berkeley University, 1998)
Stanford S. Elberg Lecturer
* Wole Soyinka (Stanford University, 1997)
Stanford Presidential Lectures & Symposia in the Humanities & Arts
* "A Dramatic Life" (John D. Thomas, Emory University, 1996)
TEACHING WOLE SOYINKA
* Wole Soyinka: Bibliography and Critical Texts (Stanford University)
* Wole Soyinka Study Guide (Paul Brian, Washington State University)
* Excerpts from Texts by Wole Soyinka (Stanford University)
* Modern African Literature (Azfar Hussain, Washington State University)
* World Literature in English of India, Africa, and the Caribbean (WSU)
* "Wole Soyinka's 'Hamlet': (Nigeria's a Prison)" (Abra Reid, Brown U.)
Brown University Postimperial and Postcolonial Literature in English
* "Reparations as a key to real social justice," The Burden of Memory, The Muse of Forgiveness
Reviewed by Laolu Akande (The Philadelphia Enquirer, February 7, 1999)
* Review by Philip Tinari of The Burden of Memory, The Muse of Forgiveness
(The Chronicle Online, February 26, 1999).
Essays, Chapters, Speeches, Articles by Wole Soyinka
* "This Past Must Address Its Present," Nobel lecture, December 8, 1986.
Institut International du Thatre, Paris, France.
* "Globalization and Diversity - Conflict or Harmony?," February 2, 1999
Wake Forest University Founders' Day Convocation Address, North Carolina.
* The Burden of Memory: The Muse of Forgiveness, Excerpt from Chapter One
(Oxford University Press)
* "Redesigning a Nation"
Wole Soyinka's first lecture in Nigeria (Mail and Guardian, October 28, 1988)
* "The colonized present," Review of The Open Sore of a Continent: A Personal Narrative of the Nigerian Crisis (Oxford, 1996)
* "A Nation's Season of Deadly Farce" (United Democratic Front of Nigeria. Statement entered at the Congressional International Relations SubCommittee on Africa Hearing on Nigeria, September 18, 1997).
* "Nigerian 'doublespeak'" (by Wole Soyinka)
Electronic Mail and Guardian (South Africa, July 15, 1997).
* "Nigeria's Great Charade" (July 18, 1997)
* "The rot in Nigeria" (by Wole Soyinka)
Electronic Mail and Guardian (South Africa, March 21, 1997)
SLECTED INTERVIEWS WITH WOLE SOYINKA
* "Take a stand, Mandela!," Interview by Bartholomus Grill (South Africa)
* Excerpts from Interviews by Wole Soyinka (Stanford University)
* "Writing, Theatre Arts, and Political Activism: Conversations with Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka" by Harry Krelski, Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley (1998)
This site contains video clips of Soyinka answering the questions.
* Wole Soyinka in New York State Writers Institute, Writers Online: Exploring the Past to Explain the Present series, Volume 1, No. 3 (Spring 1997), 27-28.
* Why I Am a Secular Humanist: An Interview with Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka
by Norm R. Allen, Jr., Executive Director of African-Americans for Humanism
Free Inquiry Magazine, Volume 17, Number 4 (1997).
NEWSPAPER ARTICLES ON WOLE SOYINKA
* "Nobel winner will headline Africa Society Conference" (Satya Das, The Edmonton Journal, Wednesday, September 15, 1999): B4.
* "Irony frames the portraits of our era: Top African writer will speak here have you heard" (Paula Simon, The Edmonton Journal, Sunday, September 19, 1999): A14.
* "Nigerian leader urges exiled Nobel Laureate to return home"
(Associated Press, September 28, 1998).
* "Treason Charges Against Soyinka and Others"
Human Rights Watch/Africa (13 March 1997)
* "If World Won't help, we'll fight alone"
Weekly Mail and Guardian (March 20, 1997).
* "Author Outlines Africa's Agony,"
Electric Times Union (March 6, 1997)
* "Tip on Impending Arrest Lets Writer Slip Out of Nigeria,"
Electric Times Union (November 22, 1994)
* "Nigerian Nobel Prize-Winner Uses Pen and Voice to Campaign for Democracy"
The Boston Globe (November 21, 1993)
* "Wole Soyinka's Gift to the World,"
The Boston Globe (October 26, 1986)
Copyright: The Africa Society, October, 1999.
Compiled by: Dr. Malinda S. Smith, Africa Society Coordinator