The Literary Supplement: The Swamp Dwellers

On April 14, in our final installment of this season’s Literary Supplement, we will read The Swamp Dwellers by the Nobel Prize-winning Nigerian novelist, poet and playwright Wole Soyinka (1934 – ). 

A taut, mordant drama that reworks the parable of the Prodigal Son’s return, The Swamp Dwellers has often been seen as an allegory of the conflicting forces at work in Africa today. Celebrated here as the author of such plays as Kongi√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s Harvest and Death and the King√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s Horsemen, Soyinka has himself been a notable spokesman for peace in resolving Africa’s conflicts, at times suffering political imprisonment or exile for his views. He is one of the formative figures in modern African literature.

wole-soyinka.jpgThe Literary Supplement series will be held at The Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street, New York, NY.

For reservations or more information please call 212-229-2819 x10. 

 


Nobel Prize-winning Nigerian novelist, poet and playwright Wole Soyinka