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AKE

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AKE by Wole Soyinka
  • Paperback $16.00

    Oct 23, 1989 | 240 Pages

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Praise

“A lovely, magical book.” —The Washington Post

“A brilliant imagist who uses poetry and drama to convey his inquisitiveness, frustration, and sense of wonder.” —Newsweek

Brilliant. . . . Transcendant. . . . It locates the lost child in all of us, underneath language, inside sound and smell, wide-eyed, brave and flummoxed. . . . Soyinka belongs in the company of . . . V. S. Naipaul, V. S. Pritchett, and Vladimir Nabokov.” —The New York Times

“A delightful memoir.” —The Atlantic

“Unquestionably Africa’s most versatile writer and arguably her finest. . . . Ake is a classic of African autobiography, indeed a classic of childhood memoirs wherever and whenever produced.” —The New York Times Book Review

Awards

Anisfield-Wolf Book Award WINNER 1983

Nobel Prize WINNER 1986

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