He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature ,  the first sub-Saharan African to be honoured in that category. He went on to write plays that were produced in both countries, in theatres and on radio. He took an active role in Nigeria 's political history and its campaign for independence from British colonial rule. In , he seized the Western Nigeria Broadcasting Service studio and broadcast a demand for the cancellation of the Western Nigeria Regional Elections. Soyinka has been a strong critic of successive Nigerian and African at large governments, especially the country's many military dictators, as well as other political tyrannies, including the Mugabe regime in Zimbabwe  Much of his writing has been concerned with "the oppressive boot and the irrelevance of the colour of the foot that wears it". In December , Soyinka described as the most challenging year in the nation's history.
His novels, short stories and essays, strongly influenced by French and American literature and literary theory , deal with political, social and philosophical issues, including nuclear weapons , nuclear power , social non-conformism , and existentialism. He was the third son of seven children. I would cut open my belly and die. This sense of betrayal later appeared in his writing. He married in February His wife, Yukari, was the daughter of film director Mansaku Itami and sister of film director Juzo Itami. The same year he met Mao Zedong on a trip to China.
I libri sono pertanto opere letterarie. Google ha stimato che al sono stati stampati approssimativamente milioni di titoli diversi. La parola italiana libro deriva dal latino liber. Il vocabolo originariamente significava anche " corteccia ", ma visto che era un materiale usato per scrivere testi in libro scribuntur litterae , Plauto , in seguito per estensione la parola ha assunto il significato di " opera letteraria ". Se ne deduce che le prime scritture delle lingue indoeuropee possano esser state intagliate su legno di faggio.