Nigeria's Prof Wole Soyinka speaks on democracy and freedom.
Akinwande Oluwole "Wole" Șoyinka is a Nigerian writer, notable especially as a playwright and poet; he was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first person in Africa and the diaspora to be so honoured.
Born: July 13, 1934 (age 79), Abeokuta, Nigeria
Education: University of Ibadan
Plays: The Lion and the Jewel, Death and the King's Horseman, The Strong Breed, A Dance of the Forests
Nominations: Neustadt International Prize for Literature
Awards: Nobel Prize in Literature, Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards