Film Adaptation of Wole Soyinka’s Book ‘The Man Died’ to Screen in Lagos

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A private screening of the film adaptation of Wole Soyinka’s book, ‘The Man Died,’ is scheduled for July 12 in Lagos.

 According to the TheCable, this event celebrates the Nobel laureate’s upcoming 90th birthday, preceding the formal premiere.

During Nigeria’s Civil War in the late 1960s, Soyinka was imprisoned for 22 months due to his outspoken criticism of the military's actions. In 1962, two years after the war ended, he published a memoir detailing his prison experiences. The memoir delves into themes of survival, perseverance, and resilience.

The film adaptation of ‘The Man Died’ was written by Bode Asiyanbi, produced by Femi Odugbemi, and directed by Awam Amkpa. The cast includes Wale Ojo as Soyinka, alongside Chidi Mokeme, Sam Dede, Norbert Young, Francis Onwochei, and Edmund Enaibe. Additional cast members are Segilola Ogidan, Simileoluwa Hassan, Christiana Oshunniyi, Ropo Ewenla, and Abraham Amkpa.

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