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Soyinka, Wole

Overview
Works: 972 works in 3,139 publications in 9 languages and 62,410 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Poetry  Interviews  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Translator, Author of introduction, Editor, Contributor, Other, Honoree, Director, Creator, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Producer, Correspondent
Classifications: PR9387.9.S6, 822
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Most widely held works by Wole Soyinka
Death and the king's horseman by Wole Soyinka( Book )

73 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragedy based on events of 1946 in ancient Yoruba City. English colonial officers intervene to prevent ritual suicide of Yoruba chief. (Play ; choral speaking. 5 acts, 9 men, 3 women, extras, 1 setting)
The interpreters by Wole Soyinka( Book )

138 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a group of young Nigerian intellectuals living in Lagos and trying to come to grips with themselves and their changing country
Myth, literature, and the African world by Wole Soyinka( Book )

55 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in English and held by 1,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected plays by Wole Soyinka( Book )

64 editions published between 1971 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize for Literature, this Nigerian poet, playwright, and novelist writes of the rich cultural traditions as well as the hopes and frustrations of black Africa. This two-volume collection of his plays includes A Dance of the Forests, The Swamp Dwellers, The Strong Breed, The Road, and The Bacchae of Euripides in the first volume, and The Lion and the Jewel, Kongi's Harvest, The Trials of Brother Jero, Jero's Metamorphosis, and Madmen and Specialists in the second volume. --Publisher
The burden of memory, the muse of forgiveness by Wole Soyinka( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Once repression stops, is reconciliation between oppressor and victim possible? In the face of centuries long devastions wrought on the African continent and her Diaspora by slavery, colonialism, Apartheid, and the manifold faces of racism, what form of recompense could possibly be adequate?"--Jacket
Idanre & other poems by Wole Soyinka( Book )

47 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long title poem is a creation myth of Ogun, yoruba god of iron; other poems are glimpses of American life
Mandela's earth and other poems by Wole Soyinka( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems of Black Africa by Wole Soyinka( Book )

35 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madmen and specialists, a play by Wole Soyinka( Book )

34 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in 1971, Madmen and Specialists is one of Soyinka's most excoriating portrayals of abusers and abused in the new Nigeria ushered in by Biafra and the civil war of 1967-70. Set in the "surgery" of a doctor, the play is populated by mendicants and the "insane," all fodder for "experimentation" by a shape-shifting doctor whose experiments may be more sinister than they at first appear
Art, dialogue, and outrage : essays on literature and culture by Wole Soyinka( Book )

31 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By "unquestionably Africa's most versatile writer and arguably her finest" (New York Times), Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, Art, Dialogue, and Outrage is a fierce and provocative contribution to the debate on multi-culturalism. This volume brings together nineteen iconoclastic essays from the past twenty-five years on African, European, and American literature, culture, and politics - many of which are published here for the first time. Whether he is discoursing on the idea of "negritude" in "From a Common Backcloth: A Reassessment of the African Literary Image" or on protest literature in "The Writer in a Modern African State"; debunking the orthodoxies of contemporary literary criticism in "The Critic and Society: Barthes, Leftocracy and Other Mythologies"; offering surprising readings of Shakespeare and Aristophanes; expounding on the tragedy of "the recurrent cycle of human stupidity"; skewering intellectual demigods or his own critics, Soyinka is never less than profound and incisive. Art, Dialogue, and Outrage gives a startling vision of culture in our times
The Bacchae of Euripides: a communion rite by Wole Soyinka( Book )

22 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of Africa by Wole Soyinka( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A member of the unique generation of African writers and intellectuals who came of age in the last days of colonialism, Wole Soyinka has witnessed the promise of independence and lived through postcolonial failure. He deeply comprehends the pressing problems of Africa, and, an irrepressible essayist and a staunch critic of the oppressive boot, he unhesitatingly speaks out
The lion and the jewel; [play] by Wole Soyinka( Book )

80 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play "is set in the Yoruba village of Ilunjinle. The main characters are Sidi (the Jewel), 'a true village belle' and Baroka (the Lion), the crafty and powerful Bale of the village, Lakunle, the young teacher, influenced by western ways, and Sadiku, the eldest of Baroka's wives. How the Lion hunts the Jewel is the theme of this ribald comedy."--Jacket
A shuttle in the crypt by Wole Soyinka( Book )

35 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dance of the forest by Wole Soyinka( Book )

60 editions published between 1963 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road; [a play] by Wole Soyinka( Book )

46 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse: Personnages : 8 hommes, des figurants
Kongi's Harvest by Wole Soyinka( Book )

39 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three short plays; The swamp dwellers, The trials of Brother Jero, The strong breed by Wole Soyinka( Book )

21 editions published between 1969 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forest of a thousand daemons : a hunter's saga by D. O Fagunwa( Book )

31 editions published between 1932 and 1983 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first novel written in the Yoruba language and one of the first to be written in any African language
Conversations with Wole Soyinka by Wole Soyinka( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
 
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Collected plays
Alternative Names
Akinwande Oluwole Soyinka

Shoĭinka, Vole

Shoĭinka, Vole 1934-

Šoinka, Vole 1934-

Soyinka, Akinwande O. 1934-

Soyinka, Akinwande Oluwole.

Soyinka, Akinwande Oluwole 1934-

Soyinka, W. 1934-

Soyinka, Wole

Soyinka, Wole 1934-

Vole Šojinka

Vole Şoyinka

Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka dramaturg, prozaik i poeta nigeryjski, noblista

Wole Soyinka drammaturgo, poeta e scrittore nigeriano

Wole Soyinka écrivain nigérian

Wole Soyinka escritor nigeriano

Wole Soyinka nigerianischer Schriftsteller

Wole Soyinka Nigeriano a mannurat, mannaniw ken dramaturgo

Wole Soyinka toneelschrijver uit Nigeria

Wolei Suoyinka

Ουόλε Σογίνκα

Воле Сојинка

Воле Шайінка

Воле Шойинка

Воле Шоїнка

Воле Шојинка нигериски писател

Уоле Шоинка

Шoйинка Вoлe

Шойинка, Воле

וולה סויינקה

سوينكا، وول، 1934-

شوينكا، وولي

شوينكا، وولي، 1934-

وله سوینکا

وو ل سوینکا

وول سوینکا

وول شوينكا، 1934-

وولي سوينكا

वोले शोयिंका

ওলে সোইঙ্কা

ਬੋਲੇ ਸੋਇੰਕਾ

வோல் சொயிங்கா

വോൾ സോയിങ്ക

소인카, 올레 1934-

소잉카, 아킨완데 올루월레 1934-

소잉카, 울레 1934-

소잉카, 월레 1934-

월레 소잉카

ዎሌ ሾይንካ

ウォーレ・ショインカ

ショインカ, ウォレ

渥雷・索因卡

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The interpretersMyth, literature, and the African worldCollected playsThe burden of memory, the muse of forgivenessIdanre & other poemsPoems of Black AfricaMadmen and specialists, a playThe Bacchae of Euripides: a communion rite