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Ake

Ake

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Written by Wole SoyinkaAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Wole Soyinka

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: October 23, 1989
  • Price: $16.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-72540-4 (0-679-72540-7)
about this book

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