First novel by Wole Soyinka in 48 years

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Wole Soyinka, who in 1986 became the first person from sub-Saharan Africa to win a Nobel Prize, will soon publish his first novel in 48 years.

Bookcraft, Soyinka’s Nigerian publisher, will release the new title, Chronicles of The Happiest People on Earth, this month.

The author of more than two dozen plays, eight poetry collections, multiple essay collections, and a few short-story collections, Soyinka also previously wrote two novels: The Interpreters (1965) and Season of Anomy (1973).

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