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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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  - GingerbreadMan - LibraryThing

I don’t really have that much to say about this. It feels like I’ve read this kind of childhood story a thousand times. We get loving but stern parents, the magic of the everyday, a vague sense of ... Read full review

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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.