Isara: A Voyage Around Essay

Isara: A Voyage Around Essay

by Wole Soyinka
     
 

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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 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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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Soyinka introduces his family and acquaintances, and shows how traditions are reshaped to fit modern times. ``This semi-fictionalized, multigenerational family saga by the Nigerian novelist-poet-dramatist Nobel laureate is rich with the sights, sounds and textures of his native land under colonial rule,'' praised PW. (Jan.)

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ISBN-13:
9780394540771
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/1989
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
224

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