Nigerian laureate, Wole Soyinka says being an itinerant teacher has become “a way of life” as he takes up a post as visiting professor at the University of Johannesburg.
The 83-year-old Nigerian playwright and author told students and journalists at the South African university on Friday that the benefit of encountering different cultures during his travels is that “one does not stagnate.”
Soyinka was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1986, he further disclosed that they migjt create a play together with the south afrcan students, to also discuss history and international relations along with literature.
The laureate draws laughter after saying: “What I don’t know, I’ll pretend that I know.”
The university says it hopes Soyinka’s periodic presence on campus will boost plans to set up a creative writingprogram.