I'm reading a novel by a young writer Teju Cole, Open City about a Nigerian medical student in New York City. Quite recently, I laid my hands on the autobiography of Pablo Neruda [Memoirs]. I found it fascinating. I know his poetry, but I'd never read about his life, and afterward I could understand how the poems came out of the man.
A novelist, poet, playwright and essayist, Soyinka received the 1986 Nobel Prize for Literature
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