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Aké: Memoirs of a Nigerian childhood

Author: 
Soyinka, Wole
Place: 
London
Publisher: 
Methuen Publishing
Date published: 
2000
Phys descriptions: 
240p
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ISBN: 
0413751902
Call No: 
82.94 SOY
Abstract: 

"Aké: 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 Aké. 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.

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CITATION: Soyinka, Wole. Aké: Memoirs of a Nigerian childhood . London : Methuen Publishing , 2000. - Available at: http://library.africa-union.org/aké-memoirs-nigerian-childhood-4

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