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Write Awards Ceremony in Bangkok to protest the Thai military's successful coup against the government. In April , Soyinka called for the cancellation of the Nigerian presidential elections held two weeks earlier, beset by widespread fraud and violence. In the wake of the Christmas Day bombing attempt on a flight to the US by a Nigerian student who had become radicalised in Britain, Soyinka questioned the United Kingdom's social logic that allows every religion to openly proselytise their faith, asserting that it is being abused by religious fundamentalists thereby turning England into a cesspit for the breeding of extremism.
He supported the freedom of worship but warned against the consequence of the illogic of allowing religions to preach apocalyptic violence. He was awarded the International Humanist Award. Soyinka opposes allowing Fulani herdsmen the ability to graze their cattle on open land in southern, Christian-dominated Nigeria and believes these herdsmen should be declared terrorists to enable the restriction of their movements.
Soyinka has been married three times and divorced twice. He has children from his three marriages. His first marriage was in to the late British writer, Barbara Dixon, whom he met at the University of Leeds in the s. Barbara was the mother of his first son, Olaokun. His second marriage was in to Nigerian librarian Olaide Idowu,  with whom he had three daughters, Moremi, Iyetade deceased ,  Peyibomi, and a second son, Ilemakin.
Soyinka married Folake Doherty in In , he revealed his battle with prostate cancer. Wole Soyinka with six other students founded the organisation in at the then University College Ibadan. The enclave includes a Writer-in-Residence Programme that enables writers to stay for a period of two, three or six months, engaging in serious creative writing. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wole Soyinka. Fagunwa's Igbo Olodumare. Literature portal Poetry portal Africa portal Nigeria portal. Brieger 1 January Nobel Prize Winners: An H.
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