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Soyinka, Wole

Works: 898 works in 2,806 publications in 21 languages and 59,074 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Biography  History  Fiction  Poetry  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Editor, Other, Contributor, Director, Compiler, Author of screenplay, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Producer, Narrator
Classifications: PR9387.9.S6, 822
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Death and the king's horseman by Wole Soyinka( Book )
71 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 2,282 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 )
134 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 15 languages and held by 1,816 libraries worldwide
The Nobel Laureate's first novel spotlights a small circle of young Nigerian intellectuals living in Lagos
The burden of memory, the muse of forgiveness by Wole Soyinka( Book )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,707 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
Myth, literature, and the African world by Wole Soyinka( Book )
62 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,654 libraries worldwide
Collected plays by Wole Soyinka( Book )
70 editions published between 1971 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,640 libraries worldwide
Winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize for Literature, this Nigerian poet, playwright, and novelist writes of the rich cultural traditions as well as the hopes and frustrations of black Africa. This two-volume collection of his plays includes A Dance of the Forests, The Swamp Dwellers, The Strong Breed, The Road, and The Bacchae of Euripides in the first volume, and The Lion and the Jewel, Kongi's Harvest, The Trials of Brother Jero, Jero's Metamorphosis, and Madmen and Specialists in the second volume. --Publisher
Idanre & other poems by Wole Soyinka( Book )
46 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 1,031 libraries worldwide
Long title poem is a creation myth of Ogun, yoruba god of iron; other poems are glimpses of American life
Mandela's earth and other poems by Wole Soyinka( Book )
23 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and French and held by 1,029 libraries worldwide
Madmen and specialists, a play by Wole Soyinka( Book )
28 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,002 libraries worldwide
In this dramatization of the power of propaganda and political repression, Soyinka looks at life in Nigeria since the Civil War, a police state in which only madmen and spies can survive
Poems of Black Africa by Wole Soyinka( Book )
28 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 981 libraries worldwide
Art, dialogue, and outrage : essays on literature and culture by Wole Soyinka( Book )
27 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 932 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
The Bacchae of Euripides: a communion rite by Wole Soyinka( Book )
16 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in English and held by 900 libraries worldwide
Of Africa by Wole Soyinka( Book )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 861 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
The lion and the jewel; [play] by Wole Soyinka( Book )
59 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 840 libraries worldwide
This play "is set in the Yoruba village of Ilunjinle. The main characters are Sidi (the Jewel), 'a true village belle' and Baroka (the Lion), the crafty and powerful Bale of the village, Lakunle, the young teacher, influenced by western ways, and Sadiku, the eldest of Baroka's wives. How the Lion hunts the Jewel is the theme of this ribald comedy."--Jacket
A shuttle in the crypt by Wole Soyinka( Book )
29 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in English and held by 812 libraries worldwide
Kongi's Harvest by Wole Soyinka( Book )
39 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 714 libraries worldwide
The road; [a play] by Wole Soyinka( Book )
38 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 650 libraries worldwide
Forest of a thousand daemons : a hunter's saga by D. O Fagunwa( Book )
29 editions published between 1932 and 1986 in English and Italian and held by 641 libraries worldwide
The first novel written in the Yoruba language and one of the first to be written in any African language
Three short plays; The swamp dwellers, The trials of Brother Jero, The strong breed by Wole Soyinka( Book )
21 editions published between 1969 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 635 libraries worldwide
A dance of the forest by Wole Soyinka( Book )
36 editions published between 1963 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 628 libraries worldwide
Season of anomy A novel by Wole Soyinka( Book )
52 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 600 libraries worldwide
Roman inspiré par les événements du Biafra, les exactions politiques et militaires du Nigeria. Par le prix Nobel de littérature 1986
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Alternative Names
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-
Wole Soyinka
Wolei Suoyinka
سوينكا، وول، 1934-
شوينكا، وولي
شوينكا، وولي، 1934-
وول شوينكا، 1934-
ショインカ, ウォレ
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Spanish (17)
Swedish (13)
Italian (9)
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Japanese (2)
Czech (2)
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Hungarian (1)
Malay (1)
Russian (1)
Bengali (1)
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