by Agency Reporter


A dedication and solo exhibition focusing on Nigeria’s Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has begun at the Teatro Verdi in Pordenone, Italy.
According to a statement by Dr. Chidi Achebe, son of playwright, Prof. Chinua Achebe, the programme for the festival includes poetry reading, exhibitions, theatre adaptations, workshops and runs through  March 24,2012, involving the whole town.

Soyinka is attending the event until Monday evening. He is expected to attend the Sunday morning opening of the exhibition of fellow Nigerian artist and photographer Akintunde Akinleye.

On Monday, Soyinka will receive the Seal of the city at City Hall, at an event to be attended by local, state and national dignitaries from all over Italy.

In anticipation of Soyinka’s attendance, over 200 school students  from throughout the district have studied Soyinka’s work  in recent months. They will also have the privilege of an exclusive meeting with the distinguished writer.


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