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Death and the king's horseman

Author: Wole Soyinka
Publisher: New York : Norton, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Norton pbk edView all editions and formats
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Elesin Oba is the chief horseman for the king. The king has just died and it is both law and customary for the chief horseman of the king to kill himself upon the death of his master. Elesin's son Olunde arrives home during the time when Elesin is trying to decide his fate, and Olunde, Elesin, and Pilkings, the colonial district officer, argue about Elesin's duty and fate.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Historical drama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wole Soyinka
ISBN: 9780393322996 0393322998
OCLC Number: 1037490395
Target Audience: 4.8.; YA-Adult.
Description: 77 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Wole Soyinka.

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Elesin Oba is the chief horseman for the king. The king has just died and it is both law and customary for the chief horseman of the king to kill himself upon the death of his master. Elesin's son Olunde arrives home during the time when Elesin is trying to decide his fate, and Olunde, Elesin, and Pilkings, the colonial district officer, argue about Elesin's duty and fate.

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