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Death and the King's Horseman

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Publisher Comments:

Based on events that took place in Oyo, an ancient Yoruba city of Nigeria, in 1946, Wole Soyinka's powerful play concerns the intertwined lives of Elesin Oba, the king's chief horseman; his son, Olunde, now studying medicine in England; and Simon Pilkings, the colonial district officer. The king has died and Elesin, his chief horseman, is expected by law and custom to commit suicide and accompany his ruler to heaven. The stage is set for a dramatic climax when Pilkings learns of the ritual and decides to intervene and Elesin's son arrives home.

Synopsis:

A Nobel Prize-winning playwright's classic tale of tragic decisions in a traditional African culture.

About the Author

Wole Soyinka, one of Africa's foremost writers, won the Nobel Prize in 1986 and is the author of Death and the King's Horseman, among other works.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393322996
Author:
Soyinka, Wole
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
African
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Suicide
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Nigeria
Subject:
Nigerian drama
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
(Second Edition)
Series Volume:
RN-0283
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
8.28x5.56x.25 in. .26 lbs.

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