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Wole Soyinka, “Commencement Rites at the Tree of Creativity: A Lecture in Three Acts”

April 18, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Toni Morrison Lectures

Commencement Rites at the Tree of Creativity: A Lecture in Three Acts

Wole Soyinka, the Nigerian poet and playwright, will deliver the 2016 Toni Morrison Lectures

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka will deliver the 2016 Toni Morrison Lectures. The series of three talks which he has named “Commencement Rites at the Tree of Creativity,” will occur April 18th, 19th, and 20th at 5:30 p.m. each day.

The Toni Morrison Lectures are sponsored by the Department of African American Studies and Princeton University Press. The lectures are held annually and spotlight the new and exciting work of scholars and writers who have risen to positions of prominence both in academe and in the broader world of letters.

The lectures are published in book form by Princeton University Press and celebrate the expansive literary imagination, intellectual adventurousness and political insightfulness that characterize the writing of Toni Morrison.

Learn more about the Toni Morrison Lectures and watch video of previous lectures.

April 18, 2016
5:30 PM
McCosh 10


April 18, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


McCosh 10


African American Studies