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Death and the king's horseman

Author: Wole Soyinka
Publisher: New York : Norton, 2002, ©1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This play is based on events that took place in the town of Oyo in 1946. The king dies and it is expected that his chief horseman commit suicide and accompany him to heaven. The colonial district officer learns of this ritual and attempts to stop it.
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Genre/Form: Drama
History
Named Person: Elesin
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wole Soyinka
ISBN: 0393322998 9780393322996
OCLC Number: 50081549
Notes: "Reissued as a Norton paperback 2002"--Title page verso.
Description: 77 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Wole Soyinka.

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This play is based on events that took place in the town of Oyo in 1946. The king dies and it is expected that his chief horseman commit suicide and accompany him to heaven. The colonial district officer learns of this ritual and attempts to stop it.

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