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Ake
The Years of Childhood
Written by Wole Soyinka

Ake .

Category: Biography & Autobiography
Imprint: Vintage
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: October 1989
Price: $16.00
Can. Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72540-4 (0-679-72540-7)
Pages: 240



 
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



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WINNER 1986 - Nobel Prize
WINNER 1983 - Anisfield-Wolf Book Award





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