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- Wole Soyinka (Critical Survey of Drama, Second Revised Edition)
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- Wole Soyinka (Dictionary of World Biography: The 20th Century)
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At a glance:
- Author: Wole Soyinka
- First Published: 1981
- Time of Work: 19341945
- Setting: Egbaland, western Nigeria
- Genres: Nonfiction, Autobiography
- Subjects: Maturation or coming of age, Culture, Children, Family or family life, Africa or Africans, Tradition, Politics, Authors or writers, Religion, Spiritual life or spirituality, Christianity, Youth, Women' issues
- Locales: Africa, Nigeria
Form and Content
In Aké: The Years of Childhood, Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka tells the story of the first eleven years of his life. The narrative moves effortlessly from very early recollections to the point at which the author is about to set out for secondary boarding school and the wider world. The world of childhood is lovingly evoked and the author’s affection for his parents is warmly and delicately expressed throughout, as his constant use of their nicknames reveals. The family home, sheltered from the township of Aké, is a continual source of support,...
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