2016 Oslo Freedom Forum
May 24, 2016
For over 40 years, Wole Soyinka has been fighting for the Nigeria he believes in. From speaking out against a succession of military dictators, to challenging Boko Haram and religious extremism, his work hasn’t stopped. A playwright and poet, Wole has experienced everything from two years in solitary confinement by the Nigerian government to winning the Nobel Prize in Literature. He took the stage at the 2016 Oslo Freedom Forum to discuss the importance of language in the global fight against violent extremism.