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Nigerian Nobel Prize winner arrested during protest.


Nobel Prize winning Nigerian author Wole Soyinka has spoken out against the Nigerian government after she was tear gassed and arrested for taking part in a protest in the Nigerian capital of Lagos.

Soyinka joined 500 Nigerian human rights activists and civic leaders to protest against what they see as a 'civilian dictatorship' forming in the country's government led by President Olusegun Obasanjo.

The 69-year-old author, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986, said she would launch new anti-government protests following her arrest, reports The Guardian.
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Title Annotation:Wole Soyinka
Publication:M2 Best Books
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Date:May 18, 2004
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