South Asian readers and scholars find Wole Soyinka and his work specially fascinating. The manner in which he deals with colonial and postcolonial experience, the metaphysical strain embedded in his commentaries on Yoruba heritage and the numerous comparisons he makes with other cultures appeals to a South Asian sensibility. The essays in this volume focus on all the major genres in Soyinka's oeuvre: fiction, poetry, criticism, autobiography and drama. the contributors employ a variety of critical techniques in coming to terms with the writings of this Nobel Prize winning man.... a form even exists is not the question: it is sufficient that the four texts considered in this essaya The Man Died (1972), ... which leave the impression that Soyinkaa#39;s version of his life story is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
|Title||:||Africa in the Twentieth Century|
|Author||:||A. Adu Boahen, Toyin Falola|
|Publisher||:||Africa World Press - 2004|