Good. No dust jacket. Signed by author. , 64 pages, 19 cm. bad news on condition is that there are inked marks on the first 9 pages of the book, cover wear, and letter stapled 2 twice to the front cover. the good news is the letter, on university of lagos letterhead, is an acceptance by wole soyinka to open the "negro authors' exhibition", at the united states embassy. the typed letter is dated "31st march, '67" and has soyinka's autograph.
First edition. Near fine in illustrated wrappers, small name on the front free endpaper. Signed by Wole Soyinka on the title page. The Lion and the Jewel is one of the best-known plays by Africa's major dramatist, Wole Soyinka. It 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.
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