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Book Title: Death and the King's Horseman: A Play|
The author of the book: Wole Soyinka
Date of issue: April 17th 2002
ISBN 13: 9780393322996
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 29.11 MB
Edition: W. W. Norton Company
Read full description of the books Death and the King's Horseman: A Play: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.
Read information about the authorAwarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature for his work that "in a wide cultural perspective and with poetic overtones fashions the drama of existence."
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