I chatted (very) briefly with Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka around 2:30 Saturday afternoon as he took a breather by the poolside at Jake’s in the company of his laptop and a breathtaking view of the
What did you enjoy most about sharing your life and work here with the Calabash crowd?
Wole Soyinka: It was a terrific audience. I love it here.
So has Calabash lived up to your expectations?
Soyinka: Yes, it has. It’s my first trip here to Calabash. It’s my first time in
There is a new wave of emerging African writers doing remarkably well on the international literary scene.
Soyinka: Oh yes. If you go to the bookshops, you’ll see a few there. You know Adichie, Sefi Atta and Chris Abani. They are doing very well.
Tell me one good book you’d love to recommend.
Soyinka: Chris Abani’s book The Virgin of Flames.
What will your next work explore?
Soyinka: You can never tell, but when it’s there, you know (Laughs).