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The Soyinka impulse : essays on Wole Soyinka / Edited by Duro Oni and Bisi Adigun.

The Soyinka impulse : essays on Wole Soyinka / Edited by Duro Oni and Bisi Adigun.
  • Ibadan, Nigeria : Bookcraft, [2019].
  • ©2019

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Additional Authors
  • Adigun, Bisi,
  • Euba, Femi,
  • Gibbs, James (James Morel),
  • Irobi, Esiaba, 1960-2010,
  • Jeyifo, Biodun, 1946-
  • Motsa, Zodwa,
  • Msiska, Mpalive-Hangson,
  • Oni, Duro,
  • Osundare, Niyi, 1947-
  • Pervez, Summer,
  • Roy, Anjali Gera,
xxi, 278 pages; 24 cm
"Literary duelist and inimitable dramatist, Soyinka, bursts into the historical scenes of Africa, taking on issues and societal flaws that most writers simply leave out. His unconditioned reflex, gut reactions and flashes of inspiration, through shotgun sketches of his eloquent and sharp pen, come from his impulse and are examples of the Soyinka Impulse."--back cover.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Dedication -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 'Sago n'bugo': Wole Soyinka and the Nigerian/African left [clarifications and reflections on that 'Jacobin' moment] / Biodun Jeyifo -- From Broke-Time Bar via the radio-station hold-up to Oyedipo at Kholoni and Thus Spake Orunmila: An attempt to establish a more comprehensive awareness of Soyinka's dramatic work / James Gibbs -- Wole Soyinka and the public space / Niyi Osundare -- Singing the Lord's song in a strange land: Exploring the dialectic relationship among three of George Devine's 'Angry Young Men' / Zodwa Motsa -- Myth, literature and the Indian world / Anjali Gera Roy -- Performing British power: Colonial politics and performance space in Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman / Summer Pervez -- The six blindfolded and the elephant: Western theatre critics versus productions of Soyink's plays in England and the USA / Esiaba Irobi -- Experiencing Soyinka: Artistic relections on 1960 and 2002 / Femi Euba -- Reconstructing the performance paradigm in (un)conventional theatrical settings: The example of Wole Soyinka's A Dance of the Forests / Duro Oni -- A dance of the forests: The progenitor of Soyinka's Yoruba tragedy / Bisi Adigun -- Divine ways of cognition: The burden of the poet-seer in Soyinka's Idanre / Mpalive-Hangson Msiska -- Index -- Notes on contributors
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  • 978560229X
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