Samarkand and other markets I have known

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Methuen, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 80 pages
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First collection of poems for ten years by the Nobel Prize-winning poet and dramatist. Many of these poems were written whilst Soyinka was in enforced travel after a price was placed on his head by Sani Abacha, the Nigerian dictator, and thus address themes of journey and exile. "One of the liveliest, most exciting writers in the world today."-The New York Times

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An exquisite poetic experience covering a range of emotions and ideas from the humorous to the melancholic. This would be my first collection of poems written by Soyinka; and if these are anything to go by, then I can't wait to lay my hands on the others. Read full review

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AH DEMOSTHENESl
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BUSINESS LUNCH THE BAG LADY
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SOME DEATHS ARE WORLDS APART
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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.

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