Soyinka

biographical name
So·​yin·​ka | \ shȯ-ˈyiŋ-ka How to pronounce Soyinka (audio) \

Definition of Soyinka

Wo*le \ ˈwȯ-​lā How to pronounce ˈwȯ-lā (audio)\ 1934–     in full Akinwande Oluwole Soyinka Nigerian dramatist and poet

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