Essays in Honour of Wole Soyinka at 80

 
Date Published :
May 2014
Publisher :
Ayebia Clarke Publishing
Editor :
Ivor Agyeman-Duah, Ogochukwu Promise
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9780956930798
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
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Overview
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Essays In Honour of Wole Soyinka at 80, edited by two award-winning African writers is a celebration of the literary life of Wole Soyinka at an important stage in his life. The volume provides the most extensive anthology ever produced on Africa's first Nobel Laureate in Literature and features 30 essays with a foreword by the former secretary general of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku. With contributions from three Nobel Laureates: Toni Morrison, Nadine Gordimer and Derek Walcott and other contributions from African leaders, scholars, writers and literary critics from around the world, they assess Soyinka's perspectives on power, politics and the arts to create dialogue and debate. Diverse aspects of his life are reflected in six themes in this volume that also documents the literary and cultural histories of West Africa from the 1950s to the present day. The Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong'o describes Soyinka as: " A writer and public intellectual, who has voiced his concerns over major happenings in different parts of the continent over the last fifty years and more, Soyinka has become the moral and democratic conscience of Africa".

About The Author
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Ivor Agyeman-Duah is the founder of the public organization, Centre for Intellectual Renewal in Ghana. He is the author and editor of several books including An Economic History of Ghana, Bu Me Be: Proverbs of the Akans, which he edited with the late Peggy Appiah and her son Kwame Anthony Appiah and Pilgrims of the Night. Born in 1966 in Kumasi, he was holds MA from the University of Wales and an MSc in Economic Development from The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He is the winner of several international awards including ‘The Distinguished Friend of Oxford 2012’ at Oxford University.

Ogochukwu Promise is the founder of the Lumina Foundation, Administrators of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa and its Chief Executive is an award winning novelist poet and painter.

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