Item description for The Poetry of Wole Soyinka by Tanure Ojaide...
The Nobel Laureate's reputation as a dramatist tends to cloud his poetic achievement, and in modern African literature, poetry lives in the shadow of fiction. The criticism of Soyinka's poetry has so far centred on his themes of individuality and death, his imagery, and on the controversy over his authenticity, obscurity and difficulty. Here, in a new approach, an academic himself and one of the leading younger generation of African poets, discusses critically the voice and viewpoint of the poet with the object of establishing Soyinka's persona. The book covers the personality and world view of the man, as revealed in his poetry.
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Studio: Malthouse Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2002
Publisher Malthouse Press
ISBN 9780230068 ISBN13 9789780230067
Availability 0 units.
More About Tanure Ojaide
A renowned poet, Tanure Ojaide has won major national and international poetry awards, including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize for the Africa Region (1987), the BBC Arts and Africa Poetry Award (1988), twice the All-Africa Okigbo Prize for Poetry (1988 and 1997), and thrice the Association of Nigerian Authors' Poetry Prize (1988, 1994 and 2004.
Tanure Ojaide currently resides in the state of Iowa. Tanure Ojaide was born in 1948.