13 July 1934
The Nigerian, novelist, playwright and poet, Wole Soyinka, was born at Abeokuta, near Ibadan in western Nigeria. Soyinka became the first African to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature from the Nobel Prize Committee in 1986. Click here to read the presentation speech by Professor Lars Gyllensten, of the Swedish Academy Click here to read our feature about Nobel Prize

Wole Soyinka the nobel prize in literature 1986: website: nobelprize.org.|Saturday Star, July 17, 2004, p. 6.