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Kongi's Harvest

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ISBN-10: 0199110859

ISBN-13: 9780199110858

Edition: N/A

Authors: Wole Soyinka

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List price: $11.95
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/31/1967
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 90
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English

The first African writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature (1986), Wole Soyinka, a Yoruba from western Nigeria, is a distinguished playwright, poet, novelist, essayist, social critic, political activist, and literary scholar. Although his literary oeuvre is varied, Soyinka is best known internationally for his politically provocative plays, which invariably are social commentaries on the day-to-day problems of Nigeria and the wider African world. In a recent interview with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., with whom he revived Transition magazine as an intellectual medium for a wider African and African-diasporic expression and readership, Soyinka said, "I cannot conceive of my existence without…