WOLE SOYINKA IN BID FOR PRO­FES­SOR­SHIP

CityPress - - Voices & Careers - – Binwe Ade­bayo

leg­endary sto­ry­teller Gcina Mh­lope, as well as a range of emerg­ing writ­ers, in­clud­ing poet David wa Maahlamela, Isaac Shabangu, Bulie Mo­kena and win­ner for two years run­ning Given Mdliva. Al­ready hold­ing No­bel lau­re­ate sta­tus, Wole Soyinka has set his sights on an Ox­ford pro­fes­sor­ship.

One of the few aca­demic posts that re­quire the ap­pli­cant to be elected, the process re­quired Soyinka to sub­mit a CV and state­ment, which he ap­par­ently re­fused to do. Nev­er­the­less, with ev­ery­one from the Arch­bishop of Can­ter­bury to Ben Okri back­ing him, it’s likely that he will still be a strong con­tender. The re­sults of the vote will be an­nounced on June 19.

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