Photograph of Wole Soyinka, 1969

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In this photograph Wole Soyinka sits between a god and goddess outside his house in Ibadan, Nigeria. At the time Soyinka was working as a lecturer in drama at Ibadan University, and also writing plays. Three years earlier, in 1966, he staged his celebrated play The Lion and the Jewel at the Royal Court Theatre in London.

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Photograph of Wole Soyinka, 1969
Created:
21 October 1969, Ibadan
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Photograph / Image
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Keystone Press Agency Ltd
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© Keystone / Getty Images
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Getty Images 2628992

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