5 minutes read July 24, 2014 Walking With Wole Soyinka Several times, I have met Professor Wole Soyinka without actually meeting him. It was either in a crowded reading room in Washington D.C. or at some event in Nigeria. As….. Read More 1 minute read July 22, 2014 There are apparently only three people in the world that can cook pasta like Wole Soyinka Soyinka turned 80 this year. We learn this in an interview a Nigerian newspaper did with his wife, Folake: “He cooks and he is quite good at it. He even cooked….. Read More 1 minute read May 23, 2014 Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka has opinions about social media (he hates them all) ‘… Let me take this opportunity to announce yet again that I do not tweet, blog or whatever goes on in this increasingly promiscuous medium. I do not run a….. Read More 5 minutes read October 9, 2013 African Writers and the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature As the Nobel Committee for Literature announces their chosen awardee tomorrow (1pm Swedish time), the past several weeks has been littered by quite a few notable predictions, arguments, and dream-lists…… Read More 10 minutes read August 28, 2013 Controversy surrounding the National Theatre in Lagos The National Arts Theatre is visible from the motorway system which connects Lagos Island and the mainland: an iconic modern structure which rises, it is often noted, like the peak….. Read More 1 minute read December 11, 2012 Documentary: Fuelling Poverty in Nigeria Kicking off with an introduction from Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, the short documentary Fuelling Poverty amounts to a very brief Nigerian Fuel Subsidy 101 course. In thirty minutes, it covers….. Read More 3 minutes read February 27, 2012 The most influential African thinker alive At the end of 2011 we contemplated asking you, dear reader, who you think was the most influential African thinker alive. We abandoned the idea for a while because of our….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.