You Must Set Forth At Dawn

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Author: Wole Soyinka
Publisher: Random House
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 528
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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.


Religion And Social Reconstruction In Africa

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Author: Elias Kifon Bongmba
Publisher: Routledge
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 334
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Religion has played a major role in both the division and unification of peoples and countries within Africa. Its capacity to cause, and to heal, societal rifts has been well documented. This book addresses this powerful societal force, and explores the implications of a theology of reconstruction, most notably articulated by Jesse Mugambi. This way of thinking seeks to build on liberation theology, aiming to encourage the rebuilding of African society on its own terms. An international panel of contributors bring an interdisciplinary perspective to the issues around reconstructing the religious elements of African society. Looking at issues of reconciliation, postcolonialism and indigenous spirituality, among others, they show that Mugambi’s cultural and theological insight has the potential to revolutionise the way people in Africa address this issue. This is a fascinating exploration of the religious facets of African life. As such, it will be of great interest to scholars of religious studies, theology and African studies.


The Interpreters

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Author: Wole Soyinka
Publisher: Fontana Press
Category : Nigerian fiction (English)
Languages : en
Pages : 255
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Routledge Handbook Of African Literature

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Author: Moradewun Adejunmobi
Publisher: Routledge
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 462
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The turn of the twenty-first century has witnessed an expansion of critical approaches to African literature. The Routledge Handbook of African Literature is a one-stop publication bringing together studies of African literary texts that embody an array of newer approaches applied to a wide range of works. This includes frameworks derived from food studies, utopian studies, network theory, eco-criticism, and examinations of the human/animal interface alongside more familiar discussions of postcolonial politics. Every chapter is an original research essay written by a broad spectrum of scholars with expertise in the subject, providing an application of the most recent insights into analysis of particular topics or application of particular critical frameworks to one or more African literary works. The handbook will be a valuable interdisciplinary resource for scholars and students of African literature, African culture, postcolonial literature and literary analysis. Chapter 4 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/tandfbis/rt-files/docs/Open+Access+Chapters/9781138713864_oachapter4.pdf


Conversations With Wole Soyinka

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Author: Wole Soyinka
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 223
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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.


Al Nab

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Author: Kahlil Gibran
Publisher:
Category : Mysticism
Languages : en
Pages : 214
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Ak

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Author: Wole Soyinka
Publisher: Methuen Publishing
Category : Authors, Nigerian
Languages : en
Pages : 230
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This is the first volume of Wole Soyinka's acclaimed series of autobiographical works. Ake is Soyinka's record of his childhood in colonial Nigeria. He tells the tales of his schooldays and adventures, recollecting fears and dangers."


The Man Died

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Author: Wole Soyinka
Publisher:
Category : Authors, Nigerian
Languages : en
Pages : 309
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Author: ويليام شكسبير
Publisher: apatop
Category : Jews
Languages : ar
Pages : 152
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Death And The King S Horseman

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Author: Wole Soyinka
Publisher: Turtleback
Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 77
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Based on events that took place in 1946 in the ancient Yoruban city of Oyo, Soyinka's acclaimed and powerful play addresses classic issues of cultural conflict and tragic decision-making.