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Ake

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Dimensions: L: 13cm x W: 1.2cm x H: 20cm

Product Code: 9780679725404

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A dazzling memoir of an African childhood from Nobel Prize-winning Nigerian novelist, playwright, and poet Wole Soyinka. "Ake The Years of Childhood" gives us the story of Soyinka's boyhood before and during World War II in a Yoruba village in western Nigeria called Ake. A relentlessly curious child who loved books and getting into trouble, Soyinka grew up on a parsonage compound, raised by Christian parents and by a grandfather who introduced him to Yoruba spiritual traditions. His vivid evocation of the colorful sights, sounds, and aromas of the world that shaped him is both lyrically beautiful and laced with humor and the sheer delight of a child's-eye view. A classic of African autobiography, "Ake" is also a transcendantly timeless portrait of the mysteries of childhood. * This book may have remainder mark*

Book Title Ake
ISBN 9780679725404
By Author(s) Wole Soyinda
Publisher Vintage
Pages 240
Format Paperback
Dimensions 13cm x 1.2cm x 20cm
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