New. The action of the play is as inevitable and eloquent as in Antigone: a clash of values and cultures so fundamental that tragedy issues: a tragedy for each individual, each tribe Daily Telegraph This play, by the winner of a Nobel Prize for Literature, asks: 'On the authority of what gods' the whit.
New. 2003. 1st. Paperback. Based on real events that took place in Oyo, the ancient Yoruba city of Nigeria, in 1946, Nobel Prize-winner Wole Soyinka's play tells how Simon Pilkings, a well-meaning District Officer, intervenes to prevent the ritual suicide of the Yoruba chief, Elesin. This Student Edition includes a full introduction, commentary and questions for study. Series: Student Editions. Num Pages: 160 pages, Ill. BIC Classification: DD; DSG. Category: (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 198 x 131 x 11. Weight in Grams: 138......We ship daily from our Bookshop.
This is a complex and very interesting play surrounding the clash between the African tribe of the Yoruba and the Western influence. Although this occurs, the play actually has a deeper conflict, and deserves to be read multiple times for the true interpretation and understanding. It is a challenging read and should be accompanied by critical essays which are essential to complete understanding.
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