Aké: the years of childhood, Volume 219

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Vintage Books, 1983 - 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  - 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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User Review  - Dhiyanah - Goodreads

Soyinka was a significant figure in developing my love for poetry. I've carried around a poem by him, an 'always all-time fave,' through years and places after discovering it in a Lit class. Since ... Read full review

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About the author (1983)

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.