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Poetry Scores: Artists respond to Wole Soyinka’s poem

Friday, May 18, 2012 (7 to 10 p.m.) Mad Art Gallery 2727 S. 12th St. St. Louis, MO Soyinka will discuss his poem and the Poetry Scores project live on St. Louis radio Monday, May 14. He will provide a live interview to the poetry show on KDHX, “Literature from the Halibut,” 9-10 p.m. next […]

Wole Soyinka, SIU Carbondale: “Have Culture; Will Dialogue”—a dialogue with civilizations

HOMEWORK LINKS 1) Click here to read Obi Nwakanma’s article “Nigeria: A Soyinka Symposium in Carbondale” published in the Vanguard (Lagos) WOLE Soyinka, one of Africa’s leading modernist voices excites a following that is both cultic and diffuse. 2) Also, check out Eyinju Odumare’s photos and commentary “All for Soyinka in Carbondale” ———————— “Culture dialogues […]

Soyinka in St. Louis Conversation at Black Rep

Wole Soyinka HOMEWORK LINKS 1) Hear Soyinka’s rolling baritone, relaxed, just chatting, sharing wisdom First, let me give you a link to a 1998 conversation between Harry Kreisler and Wole Soyinka that took place in Berkeley, California as part of the “Conversations with History” series. What is said is still fresh today, AND you’ll get […]

Soyinka’s “The Lion & The Jewel” brings total art to Edison Theatre, Washington University, St. Louis

“The Lion and the Jewel” written by Wole Soyinka, directed by Ron Himes and presented by the Washington University Performing Arts Department, opened tonightat Washington University’s Edison Theatre in St Louis, Missouri. The play continues through April 27th. The Washington University Performing Arts Department describes the dance-drama cum social satire like this:Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate […]

Soyinka’s “The Lion and The Jewel” at Washington University’s Edison Theatre St. Louis for Five April Performances

Wole Soyinka, playwright, “The Lion and the Jewel” The Lion And The Jewel opens Friday, April 18, 8:00 Washington University: Edison Theatre St. Louis, St Louis, Missouri. “The Lion and the Jewel” by Wole Soyinka is diirected by Ron Himes and presented by the Washington University Performing Arts Department. VENUE Edison Theatre St. Louis […]

St. Louis Black Rep Company brings Soyinka’s “Death and the King’s Horseman” to its main stage, Grandel Theatre, March 19-April 13, 2008

Wole Soyinka, playwright, “Death and the King’s Horseman” I saw this play performed as part of the Wole Soyinka symposium in Carbondale, Illinois and I’m eager to see it performed again, right here in St. Louis. The St. Louis Black Rep Company describes Wole Soyinka’s play “Death and the King’s Horseman” in this way: Considered […]

Amazon’s Democratic Jungle: Case study, Wole Soyinka’s new memoir “You Must Set Forth At Dawn” with 5 Amazon comments, dissassembled

First off, let me say I consider that the reader section on the Amazon book product pages are, for the most part, best termed as “comments” rather than “reviews”—which usually would be rather over-stating the case. Secondly, I am frequently appalled by the casual way in which readers in these comment sections reveal their ignorance, […]

Wole Soyinka Symposia at SIU/Carbondale—Muse & Mimesis: Wole Soyinka, Africa, and the World

Wole Soyinka So here I am at the Wole Soyinka Symposia at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, about as happy as a girl can be and still remain in her skin! The brainpower in this auditorium hooked up to electrical generators could solve the world energy problems and light up every nation around the world. […]

Nobel Prize-winner Soyinka Comes to Southern Illinois and St. Louis

Wole Soyinka defies categories and boundaries: Scholar, poet, playwright, actor, human rights activist, Nobel Prize winner, former political prisoner. Born in 1934 in western Nigeria. He studied at Government College in Ibadan. In 1973, he earned a doctorate from the University of Leeds. Dramaturgist at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 1958 to 1959. […]

St. Louis Black Repertory Company’s 31st Season—“Season of the Storyteller”—currently featuring an innovative re-visioning of “Othello”

Put on your party shoes and tap dance down to the Grandel Theatre (a renovated church of magnificent proportion and features) in the heart of the Grand Center to experience some of the best nights in the theater, at the best value, you’ll ever have.