You Must Set Forth A New Dawn is an insightful autobiography by Africa’s first recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature – Wole Soyinka.
He chronicles his artistic contribution to the democracy of his country Nigeria. He details his tribulations at the hands of military dictators, his incarceration and inevitable exile.
With the wisdom of a man who has seen it all he potently reminds that nation building is a difficult process.
His eventual return from exile heralded a new dawn in Nigeria. A return to civilian rule.
Almost presciently, understanding that nation building is a life-long process, he instructs his readers to set forth a new dawn!