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From Zia With Love and A Scourge of Hyacinths Wole Soyinka

From Zia With Love and A Scourge of Hyacinths By Wole Soyinka

From Zia With Love and A Scourge of Hyacinths by Wole Soyinka


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Confusion and fear permeate society where the brutality and injustice of military rule is parodied by life inside prison. From Zia With Love is based on events in Nigeria in the early 1980s. A Scourge of Hyacinths, written for radio, presents variations on the same theme.

From Zia With Love and A Scourge of Hyacinths Summary

From Zia With Love and A Scourge of Hyacinths by Wole Soyinka

Unquestionably Africa's most versatile writer and arguably one of her finest. (New York Times Book Review) When the Military decrees that a crime carrying a prison sentence now retroactively warrants summary execution, confusion and fear permeate a society where the brutality and injustice of military rule is parodied by life inside prison. Based on events in Nigeria in the early 1980s Wole Soyinka's stage play From Zia with Love and radio play A Scourge of Hyacinths, were produced in the early 90s when the writer was exiled by Sani Abacha's notorious and unjust military regime.

About Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka - playwright, novelist, poet and polemical essayist - was born in Nigeria in 1934. Educated there and at Leeds University, he worked in the British theatre before returning to West Africa in 1960. In 1986 he became the first African writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. His plays include The Jero Plays (1960, 1966), The Road (1965), The Lion and the Jewel (1966), Madmen and Specialists (1971), Death and the King's Horseman (1975), A Play with Giants (1984), A Scourge of Hyacinths (1991) and From Zia, With Love (1992). His novels include The Interpreters (1973) and Season of Anomy (1980). His collections of poetry include Idanre (1967), A Shuttle in the Crypt (1972) - composed during a period of over two years in prison without trial, most of it in solitary confinement - and Mandela's Earth (1990). In 1988, his collection of essays on literature and culture, Art, Dialogue and Outrage was published. He has also written three autobiographical volumes Ake: The Years of Childhood (1981), Isara: A Voyage Around Essay (1989) and Ibadan (1994). Since 2007 he has been Professor in Residence at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.

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GOR011003847
9780413672407
0413672409
From Zia With Love and A Scourge of Hyacinths by Wole Soyinka
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
1992-08-10
96
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