Aké: the years of childhood

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Random House, 1981 - Biography & Autobiography - 230 pages
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A book that tells of the author's experiences in Nigeria.

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Good story-if you can get through the writing style! - Goodreads
Soyinka's prose doesn't disappoint. - Goodreads
Wole Soyinka gets rave reviews as a writer. - Goodreads
The making of a giant writer - Goodreads

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User Review  - kant1066 - LibraryThing

Wole Soyinka, the first African to ever be awarded the Noble Prize in Literature, grew up in Nigeria in the fifties, when both his native country and much of the rest of Africa was still roiling under ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

Wole Soyinka has an interesting story to tell and tells it well. The rich diversity of Nigeria accompanied by intense political times was filtered wonderfully through the lens of the young narrator ... Read full review


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About the author (1981)

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.