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Unlike the historical figures from the last research these figures where into literature and they wrote about their struggles individuality and other issues that disturbed them They all made an impact during the early 1900 Some of which are still alive now In a way they structured writing for blacks They were not all Americans but they defined the ways that literature was read and written Wole Soyinka and Chinua Achebe were two historical figures in literature They were both from Nigeria and they both wrote about the falling of the Nigerian culture and also their personal tribes and culture They had a very great impact in the Nigeria culture They were never too scared to write how they felt about any situations Writing was a way to voice out their opinion Unlike the other pioneers that took action against what they were not in support of these pioneers where into writing and they stood up for there rights by writing about it and discussing it They all wrote about the issue of racism and also unjust manners apart from one of them who wrote about homosexuality They were all against racial acts and stood up for their rights In some cases they were arrested for it Wole Soyinka Wole Soyinka was born on July 13 1934 in Abeokuta Nigerian He was a playwright poet novelist and lecturer Soyinka studied at the University of Ibadan and graduated from the university of leads in Britain in 1957 with a Doctorate degree During the six years he spent in England he was a dramaturgist at the Royal Court Theatre in London He returned to Nigeria in 1960 and established Masks drama troupe He later started producing his own play and other plays by African play writers During 1967 - 1970 which was the time of the Nigerian Civil war he appealed in an article for cease-fire and
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