Wole Soyinka on Africa’s Role in the Slave Trade

At TheRoot.com, Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka discusses Africa's role in the slave trade in the two-part series, "Between Truth and Indulgences:" "The process of the independence struggle had already thrown up ominous signs of human inequities that would bedevil a newly liberated entity -- a familiar tendency toward self-attrition, once the external enemy is gone. … Continue reading Wole Soyinka on Africa’s Role in the Slave Trade

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Wole Soyinka

In his ongoing video interview series, "The Vine with Henry Louis Gates Jr." The Root Editor-in-Chief talks with Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka about Sudan, Mugabe, slavery and, of course, Obama... I have known Wole Soyinka for 35 years. We met at the University of Cambridge in 1973, when I was a first-year student in the English Department, and … Continue reading Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Wole Soyinka