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Wole Soyinka : an appraisal

Author: Wole Soyinka; Adewale Maja-Pearce
Publisher: Oxford ; Portsmouth, NH, USA : Heinemann, 1994.
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This collection is an effort to engage with Soyinka and his work at the critical level his achievement requires.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wole Soyinka.
Oxford ; Portsmouth, NH, USA : Heinemann, 1994
(OCoLC)624218886
Named Person: Wole Soyinka; Wole Soyinka; Wole Soyinka; Wole Soyinka
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wole Soyinka; Adewale Maja-Pearce
ISBN: 0435911511 9780435911515
OCLC Number: 31496438
Notes: Collection of essays in honor of Wole Soyinka's 60th birthday.
Includes "Nobel lecture 1986 : this past must address its present" by Wole Soyinka (p. 1-21).
Description: ix, 166 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Nobel Lecture 1986 : This past must address its present / Wole Soyinka --
The complexity of freedom / Wilson Harris --
Soyinka the tiger / Nadine Gordimer --
Wole Soyinka and a living dramatist : a playwright's encounter with Soyinka's drama / Femi Osofisan --
The fiction of Wole Soyinka / Abdulrazak Gurnah --
Wole Soyinka and the Àtuńdà ideal : a reading of Soyinka's poetry / Niyi Osundare --
Myth, literature and the African world / Kwame Anthony Appiah --
Madmen and specialists : new nation states and the importance of a tragic art / Gabriel Gbadamosi --
On being squelched in the spittle of and alien race / Martin Banham --
Against ideology : Soyinka vs. Hunt / Adewale Maja-Pearce --
Wole Soyinka interviewed : 3 July 1993, Notting Hill Gate, London / 'Biyi Bandele-Thomas.
Responsibility: edited by Adewale Maja-Pearce.

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