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ISBN: 0413695506 / ISBN-13: 9780413695505

Death and the King's Horseman

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Elesin Oba, the King's Horseman, has a single destiny. When the King dies, he must commit ritual suicide and lead his King's favorite horse and dog ... Show synopsis

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  • Death and the King's Horseman (A&C Black) – Trade paperback (2005)
    by Wole Soyinka, Jane Plastow (Notes by)

    Death and the King's Horseman

    Trade paperback, A&C Black
    2005
    English
    Annotated.
    89 pages

    ISBN: 0413695506
    ISBN-13: 9780413695505

    Elesin Oba, the King's Horseman, has a single destiny. When the King dies, he must commit ritual suicide and lead his King's favorite horse and dog through the passage to the world of the ancestors. A British colonial officer, Pilkings, intervenes. "The action of the play is as inevitable and eloquent as in Antigone: a clash of values and cultures so fundamental that tragedy (ensues): a tragedy for each individual, each tribe."-Daily Telegraph "This play, by the winner of a Nobel Prize for Literature, asks: "On the ... Show more

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DT07

Interesting Play

by DT07 on Apr 13, 2007

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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