A Nobel Prize-winning playwright's classic tale of tragic decisions in a traditional African culture.A Nobel Prize-winning playwright's classic tale of tragic decisions in a traditional African culture.Read Less
New York. 1976. Norton. 1st Paperback Printing. Very Good In Wrappers. 77 pages. paperback. 0393044297. Cover design by Rosalind Lorber. keywords: Drama Nigeria Literature Black Africa. inventory # 10353. FROM THE PUBLISHER-Based on events that took place in 1946 in the ancient Yoruban city of Oyo, Soyinka's acclaimed and powerful play addresses classic issues of cultural conflict, tragic decision-making, and the psychological mindsets of individuals and groups.
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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