When in Rome…


Prof. Wole Soyinka

Everyone must see Rome at least once, regardless of nationality, colour or creed. It is one of the few cities that connect all of the world in the same way Egypt does, with its history, its myths, legends and ancient ruins. We know of its most famous Generals and their conquests from the northern tip of Africa through Europe; Rome’s architecture as well as its fables and folklores are interwoven with those of many other places.

The city does not need a dedicated building to show its artefacts off to visitors, the entirety being an open museum. Those who live there, say with wry smiles that they will never finish discovering the surprises of their beautiful home.

It was to Rome that the Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, was invited to when he was to receive another highly prestigious award, this time from the 16th edition of the Europe Theatre Prize, a prize…

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