Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka, Professor in Residence

An activist in Nigeria’s fight for independence, Mr. Soyinka was imprisoned in solitary confinement from 1967 to 1969 for writing an article that called for a cease-fire. To this day he is deeply involved in Nigerian politics and the shaping of that African country as an independent nation.

Mr. Soyinka's professorship at Loyola Marymount University includes interacting with students, faculty, staff and community through a variety of events, ranging from small-group classroom visits to campus-wide discussions.

Through his words and actions, Mr. Soyinka has transformed the world and embodies our university’s mission. It is an honor to have Mr. Soyinka at LMU.