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NAL to Celebrate Wole Soyinka’s 90th Birthday with International Symposium

NAL to Celebrate Wole Soyinka’s 90th Birthday with International Symposium

By Matthew Eloyi

The Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL) has announced an International Symposium to honour the 90th birthday of Professor Wole Soyinka, the first African Nobel laureate in Literature.

This is contained in a press release made available to our reporter on Monday.

According to the press release, the event, themed “Eni Ogun: An Enduring Legacy,” is scheduled to take place on July 11, 2024, at 10 am in the J. F. Ade Ajayi Auditorium, University of Lagos.

Organized in collaboration with the Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange (WSICE), the symposium aims to celebrate Professor Soyinka’s remarkable achievements and contributions.

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The press statement added that as a Foundation Fellow of the Academy, Soyinka is revered for his influential literary works, his powerful advocacy for justice and good governance, and his unwavering commitment to the dignity of Nigerians and black people worldwide.

The symposium will feature a distinguished lineup of speakers, including Professors Yemi Osinbajo, Niyi Osundare, Tunde Adeniran, Olu Obafemi, Bereket Selassie, Ahmed Yerima, Mabel Evwierhoma, Florence Orabueze, Tanimu Abubakar, and Razinat Mohammed. These notable figures will share insights and reflections on Soyinka’s enduring legacy.

“The Nigerian Academy of Letters invites scholars, literary enthusiasts, and the public to join
in this grand tribute to a global literary giant,” the statement added.

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