This book attempts to illustrate that Wole Soyinka, contrary to the views of his detractors, is a committed writer who is deeply and consistently preoccupied with contemporary socio-political issues. The theoretical framework underpinning this book is utilitarianism, which espouses art for society's sake, as opposed to art for art's sake. The book starts by introducing Wole Soyinka and then goes on to discuss the non-dramatic works. The rest of the chapters examine Wole Soyinka's dramatic works, in chronological order, from the early sixties, to the seventies and then the eighties. The conclusion casts a glance at Soyinka as a writer in the 21st century, and beyond.The book is written in simple, clear English, and will be a useful source of information for anyone studying African Literature in schools, colleges and universities.