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Wole Soyinka : history, poetics and colonialism

Author: Biodun Jeyifo
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: Cambridge studies in African and Caribbean literature, 9.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jeyifo examines the connections between the innovative and influential writings of Wole Soyinka and his radical political activism.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Wole Soyinka; Wole Soyinka; Wole Soyinka
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Biodun Jeyifo
ISBN: 0521394864 9780521394864
OCLC Number: 53124540
Description: 275 p.
Contents: Chronology; 1. 'Representative' and unrepresentable modalities of the self: the Gnostic, worldly and radical humanism of Wole Soyinka; 2. Tragic mythopoesis as postcolonial discourse - critical and theoretical writings; 3. The 'drama of existence': sources and scope; 4. Ritual, anti-ritual and the festival complex in Soyinka's dramatic parables; 5. The ambiguous freight of visionary mythopoesis; fictional and nonfictional prose works; 6. Poetry, versification and the fractured burdens of commitment; 7. 'Things fall together': Wole Soyinka in his own write.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in African and Caribbean literature, 9.
Responsibility: Biodun Jeyifo.

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'... there are very few critics writing in the field who can carry out this kind of examination so well.' African Affairs '... fascinating ...' Wasafiri

 
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