Oct 21, 2021

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Just In: Close Relative Debunks Alleged Death of Professor Wole Soyinka

  • Professor Wole Soyinka is not dead, contrary to a false claim made by a fake Twitter account posing as Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah
  • Lola Shoneyin, a prominent Nigerian literary figure and daughter-in-law of Prof. Soyinka described the alleged death as untrue
  • Shoneyin also stated that Professor Gurnah, the winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature, is not doing a Twitter Have an account

Lola Shoneyin, a prominent Nigerian literary figure and daughter-in-law of Professor Wole Soyinka, has exposed the alleged death of the Nobel Prize winner.

According to the Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ), a fake Twitter announced the alleged death of the Nigerian literary icon and Nobel Prize winner in 1986.

The Twitter -Account embodied Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah, the Profits r of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2021, discovered the FIJ.

The alleged death of Soyinka is being dismissed, Shoneyin said the news was false.

She simply said:

” It is not true. “

Abdulrazak Gurnah: Former BUK lecturer who won the Nobel Prize for Literature

It was previously reported that Abdulrazak Gurnah, a Tanzanian writer and former lecturer at Bayero University, Kano, won the prestigious Nobel Prize for Literature in 2021.

The former BUK-Don was born in Zanzibar and went to Great Britain as a student in 1968.

Soyinka at 87: Review video of a Nigerian literary icon who won the Nobel Prize P rize

Professor Soyinka wrote Nigeria’s and Africa’s names in gold when he received the Nobel Peace Prize for Literature in 1986.

Soyinka’s recognition made him report According to ten, the first sub-Saharan African to receive the global award.

A video of the glorious moment in which Wole Soyinka was honored with the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature has many enthusiastic. In the video shared by Ayo Ojeniyi on Facebook, Soyinka, then 50 years old, received a rousing standing ovation from the whites on this occasion when he accepted the award.

The literary scholar celebrated his 87th birthday in July 2021.