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Wole Soyinka: I Will Return To The US As An Alien From Outer Space



Highly respected playwright Wole Soyinka who had last year torn his US Green Card is set to return to the country to lecture.

Come November 14, Soyinka will be delivering the Richard D Cohen Lectures atHarvard University Centre for African Studies.

In an interview published in Financial Times of London last week, the nobel laureate said:“I’ll go in as an alien, an alien from outer space. I love that designation,” The lectures will be in three parts, under the theme: ‘BEYOND AESTHETICS: Use, Abuseand Dissonance in African Art Traditions’.

The first part, The Acquisitive Eye: ‘Oga, I swear its Original Fake’ will be delivered onNovember14.‘Heirs to the Procreative Deities – the Yoruba at Large’. will be delivered on Nov 15

The talks end on Thursday November 16 with the third lecture: From Aso Ebi to NYWOOD.”

The venue for the three lectures is Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12, Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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