Africa And The World Celebrate Wole Soyinka At 80

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Global Literary festivities to mark the eightieth birthday of Africa’s first Nobel Laureate in Literature, Wole Soyinka starts from May 5 2014 at the Sheldonian Theatre, University of Oxford in Britain where the laureate will give the major Annual Lecture of the African Studies Centre titled, Literature, the African Condition and My Life.

It will be chaired by the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Andrew Hamilton.

There will also be launch of the UK and North American edition (Ayebia Clarke Publishers) of an anthology, Essays in Honour of Wole Soyinka at 80 edited by Ivor Agyeman-Duah and Ogochukwu Promise with a foreword by the former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku.

The 350 page book, the most extensive and diversified on Soyinka’s career will be launched by the British economist and Member of the Council of Economic Advisors for the Scottish Government, Frances Cairncross, CBE, who as Rector…

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