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You Must Set Forth At Dawn

Author : Wole Soyinka
ISBN : 9780307432902
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The first African to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, as well as a political activist of prodigious energies, Wole Soyinka now follows his modern classic Ake: The Years of Childhood with an equally important chronicle of his turbulent life as an adult in (and in exile from) his beloved, beleaguered homeland. In the tough, humane, and lyrical language that has typified his plays and novels, Soyinka captures the indomitable spirit of Nigeria itself by bringing to life the friends and family who bolstered and inspired him, and by describing the pioneering theater works that defied censure and tradition. Soyinka not only recounts his exile and the terrible reign of General Sani Abacha, but shares vivid memories and playful anecdotes–including his improbable friendship with a prominent Nigerian businessman and the time he smuggled a frozen wildcat into America so that his students could experience a proper Nigerian barbecue. More than a major figure in the world of literature, Wole Soyinka is a courageous voice for human rights, democracy, and freedom. You Must Set Forth at Dawn is an intimate chronicle of his thrilling public life, a meditation on justice and tyranny, and a mesmerizing testament to a ravaged yet hopeful land. From the Hardcover edition.

Ibadan

Author : Wole Soyinka
ISBN : 0413744205
Genre : Authors, Nigerian
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Ibadan is the third volume in Wole Soyinka's series of memoirs, the sequel to Ake and Isara. In a mixture of fact and fiction - to protect the innocent and nail the guilty and shape an often intolerable reality - it tells of the coming of age of a writer and political activist; and of a nation's betrayal.

Ake

Author : Wole Soyinka
ISBN : 0908396880
Genre : Authors, Nigerian
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A dazzling memoir of an African childhood from Nobel Prize-winning Nigerian novelist, playwright, and poet Wole Soyinka. "Ake The Years of Childhood" gives us the story of Soyinka's boyhood before and during World War II in a Yoruba village in western Nigeria called Ake. A relentlessly curious child who loved books and getting into trouble, Soyinka grew up on a parsonage compound, raised by Christian parents and by a grandfather who introduced him to Yoruba spiritual traditions. His vivid evocation of the colorful sights, sounds, and aromas of the world that shaped him is both lyrically beautiful and laced with humor and the sheer delight of a child's-eye view. A classic of African autobiography, "Ake" is also a transcendantly timeless portrait of the mysteries of childhood.

Radical Humanism And Generous Tolerance

Author : Celucien L. Joseph
ISBN : 9780761868590
Genre : Religion
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This book articulates the religious ideas and vision of Wole Soyinka in his non-fiction writings, analyzes Soyinka's response to religious violence, terror, and the fear of religious imperialism, and suggests that theoretical notions of radical humanism and generous tolerance best summarize Soyinka's religious ideals and religious piety.

Conversations With Wole Soyinka

Author : Wole Soyinka
ISBN : 1578063388
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Within these interviews, Soyinka is forthright, clear and eloquent. He addresses many facets of his writing and plumbs pressing issues of culture, society and community.

Interventions Without Special Title

Author : Wole Soyinka
ISBN : 9782030767
Genre : Nigeria
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Africa S Best Stories

Author : Storyafrica
ISBN : 9781451567021
Genre : Fiction
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'Africa's best stories,' is a quarterly collection of the VERY best short stories and poetry by some of Africa's best writers. It is a selection of the best of African literature from Africa's finest writers.In this first volume, we feature heartwarming stories by some of Africa's most renowned writers such as Noble-Prize laureate Wole Soyinka, Orange Prize winner, Chimamanda Adichie, Caine Prize finalists Sefi Atta, EC Osondu, Chika Unigwe, Muthoni Garland, and Jude Dibia among other equally awesome writers. These are storytellers from the gods, telling a diverse range of stories, under varying circumstances. Just for your delight!Their stories will make you laugh, cry, grin, wish, reflect, reminisce and curse (not). Let these stories keep you company while lying in the comfort of your bed, on the subway on your way to work or when having a cup of tea.

Samarkand And Other Markets I Have Known

Author : Wole Soyinka
ISBN : 0413772551
Genre : Literary Criticism
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With sections tellingly entitled Outsiders, Of Exits, Fugitive Phases, and Elegies these poems were for the most part written during a period of enforced travelling, when the poet had a price placed on his head by the Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha. They offer a global perspective on the last, troubled decade of the 20th century with meditations on the deaths of Francois Miterrand and the Nigerian dissident Ken Saro-Wiwa as well as invocations to fellow writers such as Josef Brodsky and Chinua Achebe. This collection unites Soyinka's public persona with insights into a much more private poetic search.

The Man Died

Author : Wole Soyinka
ISBN : 0099415011
Genre : Authors, Nigerian
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A Shuttle In The Crypt

Author : Wole Soyinka
ISBN : UOM:39015000609340
Genre : Nigeria
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