Wole Soyinka
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Wole Soyinka sees bright future for African fiction

Nigerian playwright, novelist and poet Wole Soyinka - one of the top luminaries of writing in Africa - says there is a bright future for fiction on the continent.

"There is a whole new generation of writers whom I find very stimulating," the Nobel literature laureate told the BBC's Network Africa programme.

He pointed out that some of the best young African novelists are women.

Mr Soyinka spoke to our reporter Michael Kaloki during a recent visit to Nairobi, Kenya.

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  • 02 Nov 2011