By Wole Soyinka
A fantastic memoir of an African early life from Nobel Prize-winning Nigerian novelist, playwright, and poet Wole Soyinka.
Aké: The Years of Childhood supplies us the tale of Soyinka's boyhood earlier than and through international battle II in a Yoruba village in western Nigeria referred to as Aké. A relentlessly curious baby who enjoyed books and moving into trouble, Soyinka grew up on a parsonage compound, raised via Christian mom and dad and via a grandfather who brought him to Yoruba non secular traditions. His brilliant evocation of the colorful points of interest, sounds, and aromas of the area that formed him is both lyrically beautiful and laced with humor and the sheer pride of a child's-eye view. A vintage of African autobiography, Aké can be a transcendantly timeless portrait of the mysteries of childhood.
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