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A dazzling memoir of an African childhood from Nobel Prize-winning Nigerian novelist, playwright, and poet Wole Soyinka. "Ake: The Years of Childhood" gives us the story of Soyinka's boyhood before and during World War II in a Yoruba village in western Nigeria called Ake. A relentlessly curious child who loved books and getting into trouble, Soyinka grew up on a parsonage compound, raised by Christian parents and by a grandfather who introduced himtoYoruba spiritual traditions. His vivid evocation of thecolorful sights, ...

Ake: The Years of Childhood 1989, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679725404

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