Sunday, July 13, 2014

Time flies when you're having fun

WS - that's Soyinka, not Shakespeare - b. July 13, 1934
Read his memoirs, delight in his plays, heed the essays, try his poetry, and, tell me - what are his novels like? 


  1. Sure glad that Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka keeps writing. What are your thoughts on the man, his books, his look even? Spill, tell.

  2. The source of the image is this blog post.

    The painting was created by ... (I'll find the name for you in a bit) and I first saw it (just two Soyinka faces) in the wonderful book Contemporary Nigerian Art in Lagos Private Collections: New Trees in an Old Forest. Next weekend, I'll be able to check in the book for the name of the artist.

    The blogger at North of Lagos where I found the digital image is Cara Titilayo Harshman and she took the photograph of the work which is usually displayed (on a marble wall?) at OYASAF - the private home and collection of Otunba Yemisi Adebola Shyllon, in Ikeja (Maryland) Lagos.

    That was a mouthful for attribution.

    1. correction on OYASAF's name/title: Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art Foundation with a website at

  3. Artist name: Diseye Tantua
    Likely date: 2008


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