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Title:Crucible of the ages: essays in honour of Wole Soyinka at 80
Editors:Agyeman-Duah, IvorISNI
Okekwe, Ogochukwu PromiseISNI
City of publisher:Ibadan
ISBN:978845707X; 9789788457077; 9788457142; 9789788457145
Geographic term:Nigeria
festschrifts (form)
About person:Wole Soyinka (1934-)
Abstract:This collective volume celebrates the 80th birthday of Nigerian human rights activist, actor, writer, teacher, musician, film maker, poet, politician, hunter, wine connoisseur, art collector and shadow architect Wole Soyinka. It contains 30 essays organized into six sections: 1. Salutatory musings for the master's taste; 2. The canvass is universal: philosophy, literature and politics of redemption; 3. Harvest of past seasons: memoirs, conversations and palavers; 4. The museum, African art and music; 5. Poetry for the threshold; 6. Tradition and modernity of governance. Contributors include Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Nadine Gordimer, Sefi Atta, Toni Morrison, Ama Ata Aidoo, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Ali A Mazrui, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Derek Walcott, Abena Busia, Aderonke Adesola Adesanya & Toyin Falola, Atukwei Okai, Ogochukwu Promise, John Dramani Mahama, Thabo Mbeki and the king of Asante, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. [ASC Leiden abstract]