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Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka is a writer of global stature, the first African ever to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. He was imprisoned in Nigeria for his opposition to dictatorship. Soyinka is the author of Ake: The Years of Childhood and Climate of Fear, based on the prestigious Reith Lectures he delivered on the BBC.


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Ake
Written by Wole Soyinka
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 1989
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-72540-4 (0-679-72540-7)

A dazzling memoir of an African childhood from Nobel Prize-winning Nigerian novelist, playwright, and poet Wole Soyinka.

Aké: The Years of Childhood gives us the story of Soyinka's boyhood before and during World War II in a Yoruba village in western Nigeria called Aké. A relentlessly curious child who loved books and...

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Climate of Fear
Written by Wole Soyinka
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | January 2005
$14.00/17.99(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7424-9 (0-8129-7424-7)

In this new book developed from the prestigious Reith Lectures, Nobel Prize—winning author Wole Soyinka, a courageous advocate for human rights around the world, considers fear as the dominant theme in world politics.

Decades ago, the idea of collective fear had a tangible face: the atom bomb. Today our shared anxiety has... Read more






You Must Set Forth at Dawn
Written by Wole Soyinka
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | March 2007
$16.95/21.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-75514-9 (0-375-75514-4)

The first African to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, as well as a political activist of prodigious energies, Wole Soyinka now follows his modern classic Ake: The Years of Childhood with an equally important chronicle of his turbulent life as an adult in (and in exile from) his beloved, beleaguered... Read more





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