"A Play of Giants"; "From Zia with Love"; "A Source of Hyacinths"; "The Beatification of Area Boy" v. 2
By (author) Wole Soyinda
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Soyinka Plays by Wole Soyinda
Book Description"Unquestionably Africa's most versatile writer and arguably one of her finest" (New York Times Book Review) A Play of Giants is a savage satire on some of the best-known dictators of our time (including Idi Amin); it brings together a group of dictatorial African leaders at bay in an embassy in New York attempting to make decisions together. Its theatrical predecessors include: Genet's The Balcony and Brecht's Arturo Ui. From Zia with Love and A Scourge of Hyacinths; When the Military decrees that a crime carrying a prison sentence now retroactively warrants summary execution, confusion and fear permeate a society where the brutality and injustice of military rule is parodied by life inside prison - based on events in Nigeria in the early 1980s Wole Soyinka's stage play From Zia with Love and radio play A Scourge of Hyacinths, were produced in the early 90s.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780413732606
(178mm x 111mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 4-Feb-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Wole Soyinda
Palm Wine Drinkard, Paperback (July 2014)
A novel that tells the phantasmagorical story of an alcoholic man and his search for his dead palm-wine tapster. As he travels through the land of the dead, he encounters a host of supernatural and often terrifying beings - among them the complete gentleman who returns his body parts to their owners and the insatiable hungry-creature.
Of Africa, Paperback (January 2014)
Seeks to understand how the Africa's history is entwined with the histories of others, while exploring Africa's truest assets: "its humanity, the quality and valuation of its own existence, and modes of managing its environment - both physical and intangible (which includes the spiritual)".
Forest of a Thousand Daemons, Paperback (September 2013)» View all books by Wole Soyinda
The first novel written in the Yoruba language and one of the first to be written in any African language.
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