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The Man Died
The Man Died is a record of 27 months of imprisonment of a Nigerian writer held as a political prisoner in 1967-1969 at a time of civil war and secession of the state of Biafra.
The Nobel Prize-winning African writer, Wole Soyinka, was imprisoned without trial by the federal authorities at the start of the Nigerian Civil War.
Here he records his arrest and interrogation, the efforts made to incriminate him, and the searing mental effects of solitary confinement.