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
Wole Soyinka gets rave reviews as a writer. - Goodreads
The making of a giant writer - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kayode Agboola - Goodreads

its really an epic story, every male nigerian who had his childhood in a village can relate. The yoruba nicknames, the banters etc Read full review

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User Review  - Missdemeanor - Goodreads

A fantastic, touching memoir about childhood, war, and family. The language is stunning and the story is fascinating. 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.