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Soyinka, Wole

Overview
Works: 921 works in 3,119 publications in 11 languages and 62,270 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  History  Fiction  Poetry  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Personal narratives  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Translator, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, Contributor, Honoree, Director, Creator, Correspondent, Narrator, Author of screenplay, Producer, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR9387.9.S6, 822
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Most widely held works about Wole Soyinka
 
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Most widely held works by Wole Soyinka
Death and the king's horseman by Wole Soyinka( Book )

77 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,339 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 )

142 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a gorup 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 1,655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The burden of memory, the muse of forgiveness by Wole Soyinka( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,038 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
Mandela's earth and other poems by Wole Soyinka( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and French and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idanre & other poems by Wole Soyinka( Book )

46 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long title poem is a creation myth of Ogun, yoruba god of iron; other poems are glimpses of American life
Madmen and specialists, a play by Wole Soyinka( Book )

34 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 989 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
Poems of Black Africa by Wole Soyinka( Book )

35 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 927 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
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, the author has witnessed the promise of independence and lived through postcolonial failure. He deeply comprehends the pressing problems of Africa, and, as an irrepressible essayist and a staunch critic of the oppressive boot, he unhesitatingly speaks out. In this work, he offers a wide-ranging inquiry into Africa's culture, religion, history, imagination, and identity. He seeks to understand how the continent's history is entwined with the histories of others, while exploring Africa's truest assets: "its humanity, the quality and valuation of its own existence, and modes of managing its environment, both physical and intangible (which includes the spiritual)." Fully grasping the extent of Africa's most challenging issues, he nevertheless refuses defeatism. In this work he analyzes problems ranging from the meaning of the past to the threat of theocracy. He asks hard questions about racial attitudes, inter-ethnic and religious violence, the viability of nations whose boundaries were laid out by outsiders, African identity on the continent and among displaced Africans, and more. His exploration of Africa relocates the continent in the reader's imagination and maps a course toward an African future of peace and affirmation
A shuttle in the crypt by Wole Soyinka( Book )

34 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dance of the forest by Wole Soyinka( Book )

61 editions published between 1963 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 729 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 707 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 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Season of anomy A novel by Wole Soyinka( Book )

64 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in 5 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman inspiré par les événements du Biafra, les exactions politiques et militaires du Nigeria. Par le prix Nobel de littérature 1986
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 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aké : the years of childhood by Wole Soyinka( Book )

79 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belletristik : Nigeria ; Kindheit (1934/44)
The man died : prison notes of Wole Soyinka by Wole Soyinka( Book )

66 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatische verslag van een Nigeriaan die aan het begin van de burgeroorlog gearresteerd werd, en zonder te zijn aangeklaagd of berecht in de gevangenis terecht kwam
You must set forth at dawn : a memoir by Wole Soyinka( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. - Publisher
 
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The burden of memory, the muse of forgiveness
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 worldThe burden of memory, the muse of forgivenessIdanre & other poemsMadmen and specialists, a playPoems of Black AfricaA dance of the forestThe road; [a play]