University of Abuja to Establish 'Centre for Wole Soyinka Studies' in Honor of Literary Icon's 90th Birthday

It will house a comprehensive archive of Soyinka's writings, including plays, essays, and poetry, and will host seminars, workshops, and conferences dedicated to exploring his themes and ideas.

University of Abuja to Establish 'Centre for Wole Soyinka Studies' in Honor of Literary Icon's 90th Birthday

The University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) has announced plans to establish 'The Centre for Wole Soyinka Studies' in honor of the renowned literary icon's 90th birthday. This initiative aims to celebrate Prof. Soyinka's significant contributions to literature, drama, and political activism, both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Ojoniyi Olabode, an award-winning playwright and faculty member in UNIABUJA's Department of Theatre Arts, has been appointed as the Acting Director of the center. He brings a wealth of academic expertise and experience to this role.

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According to Dr. Olabode, the new centre will serve as a focal point for academic research, cultural exchange, and intellectual discourse focused on Prof. Soyinka's extensive body of work. It will house a comprehensive archive of Soyinka's writings, including plays, essays, and poetry, and will host seminars, workshops, and conferences dedicated to exploring his themes and ideas.

The establishment of this center underscores UNIABUJA's commitment to preserving and promoting the literary legacy of Wole Soyinka while fostering interdisciplinary research collaborations and engaging scholars, students, and the public in the study of his work.