Nigerian Author Wole Soyinka Presentation

The Hammer Museum at UCLA presents a talk by Wole Soyinka, Nobel prize-winning playwright, poet, and novelist; he is considered by many to be Africa's finest writer.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Gallery 6 - Hammer Museum at UCLA
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Westwood Blvd. and Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Born in Nigeria, Soyinka's work serves as a record of twentieth-century Africa's political turmoil and struggle to reconcile tradition with modern culture. Soyinka has published over 40 works in a career that spans five decades including recently Mandela's Earth and Other Poems (1990), Art, Dialogue, and Outrage (1988), Isara: A Voyage Around Essay (1989), and The Open Sore of a Continent: A Personal Narrative of the Nigerian Crisis (1996).

Followed by a conversation with Mona Simpson.

The Museum is located at the northeast corner of Westwood and Wilshire Boulevards in Westwood Village, 3 blocks east of the 405 freeway's Wilshire Boulevard exit.  Parking is available under the Museum. Rates are $3 for the first three hours with Museum stamp; $1.50 for each additional 20 minutes.


Cost : Free and open to the public; parking is available (see above).

Hammer Museum at UCLA310.443.7000

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