The University of Texas, Austin, 31 January 1978. Interview conducted, transcribed and edited by Ian H. Munro, Department of English, William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri, and Wayne Kamin, Department of English, The University of Texas at Austin.
In a speech a decade ago in Stockholm, Wole Soyinka argued that the African writer had failed to respond to the 'political moment' of his society, because he has been 'without vision'. Do you feel that this situation, if Soyinka 's assessment was correct, has changed over the past decade?
Awoonor, Kofi, Interview with Kofi Awoonor, Kunapipi, 1(2), 1979.