Wole Soyinka, world renowned playwright, poet, theorist, novelist,
essayist, lyricist, culture activist, autobiographer, human rights advocate,
festival organiser, wine connoisseur, hunter. An incurable art
and antiquities collector,
a forest dweller.
Oluwole Akinwande Soyinka, Nobel laureate for literature, CFR, Professor of Comparative
Literature Emeritus of the Obafemi Awolowo University, [Nigeria] holder of honorary doctorates from many of
the world's finest universities, one time President of the International Theatre Institute and the International
Parliament of Writers, an indefatigable fighter for social justice, aka Kongi, aka Captain Blood, is a man to
whom all honour is due.
- Biodun Jeyifo; July 2004