Wole Soyinka

Find out more about ‘Wole Soyinka’s greatest novel’ – Chronicles From the Land of the Happiest People On Earth (PLUS: Listen to an excerpt)

Wole Soyinka, the first Black winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, presents Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth – a tour de force, his first novel in nearly half a century: a savagely satiric, gleefully irreverent, rollicking fictional meditation on how power and greed can corrupt the soul of a nation.

The Gods Who Send Us Gifts: An Anthology of African Short Stories captures the range, diversity, richness and wisdom of current writing

The Gods Who Send Us Gifts: An Anthology of African Short Stories is a historic and important anthology featuring some of the most eloquent and gifted voices (both young and old) from Africa, capturing moments of critical cultural shift in celebration of this historic event in 1962.

Don’t miss the launch of new African short story collection The Gods Who Send Us Gifts at UJ with Wole Soyinka

The South African launch of the book The Gods Who Send Us Gifts: An Anthology of African Short Stories will take place at the University of Johannesburg.

Wole Soyinka’s Inaugural Lecture at the University of Johannesburg

Professor Wole Soyinka joined ​the University of Johannesburg as a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the University’s Faculty of Humanities this year.