Synopses & Reviews
Winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize for Literature, this Nigerian poet, playwright, and novelist writes of the rich cultural traditions as well as the hopes and frustrations of black Africa. This two-volume collection of his plays includes A Dance of the Forests, The Swamp Dwellers, The Strong Breed, The Road, and The Bacchae of Euripides in the first volume, and The Lion and the Jewel, Kongi's Harvest, The Trials of Brother Jero, Jero's Metamorphosis, and Madmen and Specialists in the second volume.
"Finally we have Soyinka's collected plays available in a format accessible and convenient for student readers."--Eileen Crawford, University of the District of Columbia
"Soyinka...has established himself as one of the most compelling literary voices in black Africa."--The New York Times
'One of the finest poetic playwrights who have ever written in English' - Martin Esslin.
'A writer of genius' - Irish Times.