"...is a product of a society that's confronted its past with regards to slavery, and is trying to move forward in a more positive way, according to Africa's first Nobel laureate of literature. Nigerian poet and playwright Wole Soyinka spoke to an audience at UT Monday night on what was originally billed as a lecture on the crisis in Darfur..."
"...In the Nigerian city of Oyo in 1946, ruling British officials prevented a tribal chief from committing a ritualistic suicide. It was a case of misunderstanding and much uproar, and from this historical seed, Nobel Prize-winning playwright Wole Soyinka grew his much celebrated Death and the King's Horseman...."
"...I've always been fascinated by characters dealing with their faith. Two of my favorite plays are Peter Shaffer's Equus and Wole Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman..."