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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Oxford ; Portsmouth, NH, USA : Heinemann, 1994
|Named Person:||Wole Soyinka; Wole Soyinka; Wole Soyinka; Wole Soyinka|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Wole Soyinka; Adewale Maja-Pearce
|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.|
"Maja-Pearce has assembled a set of essays that help us understand Soyinka all the more.... a strong and balanced book that deserves to be read by any serious scholar of African and world