John Pepper Clark Song Of A Goat - Essay

Song Of A Goat

(Drama Criticism)

Wole Soyinka (essay date 1976)

SOURCE: "Drama and the African World-View," in Exile and Tradition: Studies in African and Caribbean Literature, edited by Rowland Smith, Longman Group Ltd, 1976, pp. 173-89.

[Soyinka is a Nigerian novelist and dramatist, and he was the recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize in literature. In the following excerpt, he discusses Song of a Goat within the context of the "matrical consciousness of the African world "]

Song of a Goat, a play by J. P. Clark, has the advantage … of fitting into the neat category of tragedy in the European definition of this genre. It was first performed in Europe at me...

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