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Aké by Wole Soyinka
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Mar 07, 10

bookshelves: memoir-or-autobiography

An interesting narrative about the writer's early childhood years in a village in western Nigeria. Soyinka is clearly a great writer, and while this book doesn't have a lot to hold it together it never lags. Most interesting about Soyinka's childhood, perhaps, is the cultural and religious syncretism of his environment.
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