Book Capital:Soyinka Felicitates With Amaechi



wole-soyinkaNobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has felicitated with Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi at the presentation of Port Harcourt as world book capital 2014 in
Trenton, New Jersey.
In a message Soyinka said “ For us in the Book World, still basking in the glow of a Nigerian city bestowed with the honour of the World Book Capital for 2014, this is a much deserved recognition. It would have given me enormous satisfaction to be able to be present and to share this moment -unfortunately I cannot. On behalf of my fellow writers and other partakers in the literary pursuit, Hearty Felicitations. We look forward to next year in Port Harcourt, a historic capital city festooned with the written word with all its spiritually liberating manifestations.”

Read the message below:

To Governor Rotimi Amaechi
Rivers State
Port Harcourt (World Book Capital 2014)

For us in the Book World, still basking in the glow of a Nigerian city bestowed with the honour of the World Book Capital for 2014, this is a much deserved recognition. It would have given me enormous satisfaction to be able to be present and to share this moment –
unfortunately I cannot. On behalf of my fellow writers and other partakers in the literary pursuit, Hearty Felicitations. We look forward to next year in Port Harcourt, a historic capital city festooned with the written word with all its spiritually liberating manifestations.

Wole SOYINKA
Nobel Laureate for Literature, 1986
Goodwill Ambassador and Member of the High Panel for
Peace, UNESCO.

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