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Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Non-fiction
Soyinka tells the story of his boyhood, before and during World War II, in a western Nigerian town called Ake.
“Unquestionably Africa’s most versatile writer and arguably her finest.” —New York Times Book Review
“A brilliant imagist who uses poetry and drama to convey his inquisitiveness, frustration and sense of wonder. . . .” —Newsweek
“A lovely, magical book. . . .” —The Washington Post