Wole Soyinka

The 1986 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature--the first African to be awarded the prize--writes a highly incisive and deeply affecting re-creation of colonial Nigeria based on a cache of letters he discovered after his father's death.

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The Strong Breed is one of the best known plays by Wole Soyinka.

It is a tragedy that ends with an individual sacrifice for the sake of the communal benefit. “The strong breed” tells the story of Emen, who lives in a strange village and has to sacrifice his life in order to save the villag...

The Nobel Laureate's first novel spotlights a small circle of young Nigerian intellectuals living in Lagos.

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Winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize for Literature, this Nigerian poet, playwright, and novelist writes of the rich cultural traditions as well as the hopes and frustrations of black Africa. This two-volume collection of his plays includes A Dance of the Forests, The Swamp Dwellers, The StrongBreed, T...

This is one of the best-known plays by Africa's major dramatist, Wole Soyinka. It is set in the Yoruba vilage of Ilunjinle. The main characters are Sidi (the jewel), 'a true village belle' and Baroka (the Lion), the crafty and powerful Bale of the village, Lakunle, the young teacher, influenced b...