Definition of Soyinka, Wole in US English:

Soyinka, Wole

proper noun

  • (born 1934), Nigerian playwright, novelist, and critic; full name Akinwande Oluwole Soyinka. His writing often uses satire to explore the contrast between traditional and modern society in Africa. Notable works: The Lion and the Jewel (1959) and The Interpreters (1965). In 1986 he became the first African to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.


Soyinka, Wole