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Wole Soyinka Interview on Charlie Rose

Wole Soyinka Interview on Charlie Rose

Wole Soyinka (wō´lā shôyĬng´kə), 1934–, Nigerian playwright, poet, novelist, essayist, and political activist, born Akinwande Oluwole Soyinka. Educated at the universities of Ibadan and Leeds, England, and at London’s Royal Court Theatre, he writes in English, fusing Western and Yoruba traditions. In Nigeria, he founded the Masks amateur theater company and the professional Orisun Repertory, […]

What Is a Literary Novel?

What Is a Literary Novel?

By Warren Adler I have been baffled for years over what constitutes the definition of a “literary” novel. Over the course of my career, I have heard numerous definitions, but none quite resonate for me as the one gold standard, definitive answer. In search of this definition, I am tempted to discount all of the […]

JK Rowling reveals what she wishes she’d been told when she was writing Harry Potter

JK Rowling reveals what she wishes she’d been told when she was writing Harry Potter

Author handed out some writing advice to fans on social media Roisin O’Connor JK Rowling has shared some writing advice that she says she could have used while she was working on the Harry Potter series in the 90s. The author spotted a comment on Twitter that clearly struck a chord, which said: “HEY! YOU! You’re working on […]

Step out of the grooves of those who robbed you

Step out of the grooves of those who robbed you

Gwen Ansell If you [hoist the movement flag] tomorrow, unless you set about the organisation of the Socialist Republic your efforts would be in vain. England would still rule you. She would rule you through her capitalists, through her landlords, through her financiers, through the whole array of commercial and individualist institutions she has planted […]

A new generation writes what it likes, but we still need careful stewardship

A new generation writes what it likes, but we still need careful stewardship

Kwanele Sosibo When writer and HIV activist Fezisa ka Mdibi died, no obituary was written in her honour. Yet her voice has been important in highlighting the agency people have over their own lives, even as they confront illnesses that turn their bodies into ideological battlefields. Her philosophy was that life had to be lived […]

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