Talk Of Africa: Italian Festival To Honour Wole Soyinka

A dedication and solo exhibition
focusing on Nigeria’s and Africa’s first Nobel
Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has
begun at the Teatro Verdi in
Pordenone, Italy.
According to a statement by Dr.
Chidi Achebe, son of playwright, Prof. Chinua Achebe, the
programme for the festival
includes poetry reading,
exhibitions, theatre adaptations,
workshops and runs through
March 24,2012, involving the
whole town.
Soyinka is attending the event
until Monday evening. He is
expected to attend the Sunday
morning opening of the
exhibition of fellow Nigerian
artist and photographer
Akintunde Akinleye.
On Monday, Soyinka will receive
the Seal of the city at City Hall, at
an event to be attended by local,
state and national dignitaries
from all over Italy. In anticipation of Soyinka’s
attendance, over 200 school
students from throughout the
district have studied Soyinka’s
work in recent months. They will
have the privilege of an
exclusive meeting with the distinguished writer.

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  1. I feel more delighted to read news about great African writers such as Professor Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe etc making a great impact in the West with their writing skills, wisdom and knowledge in Literature and poetry. We were made to believe that nothing good comes from Africa. We were forced to learn and do what the whiteman’s book tells us but the Europeans had anything to do with African writers or books. I congratulate Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe and other great African writers that great works have given recognition to other African writers.

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