The Africa Centre, in partnership with Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange

Professor Wole Soyinka, the first African Nobel laureate in Literature (1986) takes centre stage at The Africa Centre, London in a vibrant 9-day programme honouring his immense contributions to literature, culture and human/civil rights advocacy.  We are incredibly honoured to partner with WSICE in celebrating Professor Soyinka's remarkable life and his long-standing association with the Centre, dating back to 1969. He is not just a literary icon, but an integral part of our history.

From Friday, July 19th to Saturday, July 27th 2024 The Africa Centre will come alive with exhibitions, roundtables, film screenings, live music performances and poetry recitals.  

Visitors to the Centre will also be able to explore Soyinka’s literary journey with ‘WS: A Life in Full’ -- a comprehensive exhibition of his published works and photographs from his personal archive. This exhibition also features a rare presentation of Soyinka’s collection of Onicha Market literature.

An exciting highlight of the programme will be the London premiere of THE MAN DIED, a feature film inspired by his prison notes of the same title.

You can find details of all the events taking place on our EventBrite page. We hope you can join us!