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Jeyifo, Biodun 1946-

Overview
Works: 51 works in 121 publications in 1 language and 3,435 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Encyclopedias  Drama  History 
Roles: Editor, Creator
Classifications: PR9387.9.S6, 822.914
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Most widely held works by Biodun Jeyifo
Wole Soyinka : politics, poetics, and postcolonialism by Biodun Jeyifo ( Book )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Jeyifo examines the connections between the innovative and influential writings of Wole Soyinka and his radical political activism. Jeyifo carries out detailed analyses of Soyinka's most ambitious works, relating them to the controversies generated by Soyinka's use of literature and theatre for radical political purposes. The evaluations of this study are presented in the context of Soyinka's sustained engagement with the violence of collective experience in post-independence, postcolonial Africa. No existing study of Soyinka's works and career has attempted such a systematic investigation of their complex relationship to politics."--Jacket
Conversations with Wole Soyinka by Wole Soyinka ( Book )
8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 590 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
The Oxford encyclopedia of African thought by Abiola Irele ( Book )
12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From St. Augustine and early Ethiopian philosophers to the anticolonialist movements of Pan Africanism and Negritude, The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought offers a comprehensive view of African thought, covering the intellectual tradition on the continent and throughout the diaspora. All major trends in African philosophy, political theory, and religion will be covered, as well as significant historical figures and social movements"--Publisher description, viewed April 30, 2010
Modern African drama : backgrounds and criticism ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents eight twentieth-century plays from seven African countries, along with explanatory notes and over thirty background writings and works of criticism
Perspectives on Wole Soyinka : freedom and complexity ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Nearly every major contemporary school of critical theory is represented here - from analytic philosophy to reconstructed Marxism, from poststructuralism to postcoloniality, and from feminism to recuperated phenomenology. This diversity of theoretical interests and interpretive approaches unites Soyinka's art with his political activism." "Gathered here in this collection, the essays simultaneously showcase Soyinka's postcolonial politics and his literary aestheticism. They reveal the irony that the downtrodden peoples whom Soyinka champions are those who cannot read his stirring books or see his compelling dramas." "This volume will afford Soyinka's readers a heightened sense of the wit, humor, and eloquence of this leading writer-activist of Africa and the English-speaking world."--BOOK JACKET
The truthful lie : essays in a sociology of African drama by Biodun Jeyifo ( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Africa in the world & the world in Africa : essays in honor of Abiola Irele ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Yoruba popular travelling theatre of Nigeria by Biodun Jeyifo ( Book )
8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contemporary Nigerian literature : a retrospective and prospective exploration by Biodun Jeyifo ( Book )
7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wole Soyinka : history, poetics and colonialism by Biodun Jeyifo ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Understanding Nigeria and the new imperialism : essays 2000-2006 by Edwin Madunagu ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perspectives on Wole Soyinka ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Africa, Europe, Caribbean : political commentaries by Biodun Jeyifo ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Oxford encyclopedia of African thought ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Oxford encyclopedia of African thought ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Soyinka de-mythologised : notes on a materialist reading of A Dance of the forests, the Road and Kongi's Harvest by Biodun Jeyifo ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Africa in the world the world in Africa : essays in honor of Abiola Irele ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern African drama : authoritative texts : backgrounds and criticism ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theatre and drama and the Black physical and cultural presence in America essays in interpretation by Biodun Jeyifous ( Book )
2 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Building popular democracy in Nigeria : the tasks ahead by Biodun Jeyifo ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Biodun Jeyifo.
Languages
English (90)
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