Africa39: New Writing from Africa South of the Sahara

Africa39: New Writing from Africa South of the Sahara

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ISBN-13: 9781620407806
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 10/28/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Ellah Wakatama Allfrey is the former deputy editor of Granta, and a freelance editor and critic. She was the chair of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 2014.

Wole Soyinka, born in Abeokuta, Nigeria, is one of Africa's most important writers. Best known for his plays, including Death and the King's Horseman, he is also acclaimed for his poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, including the classic memoir Aké: The Years of Childhood. He was an important activist in Nigeria's fight for independence, and was the first writer from Africa to win the Nobel Prize in 1986. He is Professor in Residence at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
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 Aké: The Years of Childhood (1981), Ìsarà: 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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