Interview with Wole Soyinka, part 2

September 26, 1996

Goodman speaks with NIgerian author and playwright Wole Soyinka, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986. Soyinka, in exile in America, will be speaking in Washington, while the UN discusses possible sanctions against the military dictatorship in Democracy.

Soyinka discusses his life-long political activism, his imprisonment in the 1960s, and his current opposition to Nigerian dictator General Sani Abacha.

In this segment, they discuss American politicians’ support of the Nigerian dictatorship, including Carol Mosely Braun, Jesse Jackson, and the Clinton Administration.

- Wole Soyinka, writer and professor at Emory University