The Lion and the Jewel

The Lion and the Jewel

by Wole Soyinka

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The Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka

This is one of the best-known plays by Africa's major dramatist, Wole Soyinka. It is set in the Yoruba village of Ilunjinle. The main characters are Sidi (the Jewel), 'a true village belle' and Baroka (the Lion), the crafty and powerful Bale of the village, Lakunle, the young teacher, influenced by western ways, and Sadiku, the eldest of Baroka's wives. How the Lion hunts the Jewel is the theme of this ribald comedy.

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ISBN-13: 9780199110834
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 12/31/1966
Series: Three Crowns Books Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 1,278,921
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 5.31(h) x 0.24(d)

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