Ake

Ake
A dazzling memoir of an African childhood from Nobel Prize-winning Nigerian novelist, playwright, and poet Wole Soyinka. Aké The Years of Childhood gives us the story of Soyinka's boyhood before and during World War II in a Yoruba village in western Nigeria called Aké. A relentlessly curious child who loved books and getting into trouble, Soyinka grew up on a parsonage compound, raised by Christian parents and by a grandfather who introduced him to Yoruba spiritual traditions. His vivid evocation of the colorful sights, sounds, and aromas of the world that shaped him is both lyrically beautiful and laced with humor and the sheer delight of a child's-eye view. A classic of African autobiography, Aké is also a transcendantly timeless portrait of the mysteries of childhood.


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Author(s)
Wole Soyinda
Format
Paperback | 240 pages
Dimensions
131.06 x 206.76 x 16mm | 254.01g
Publication date
01 Nov 1989
Publisher
Random House USA Inc
Imprint
Vintage Books
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reissue
ISBN10
0679725407
ISBN13
9780679725404
Bestsellers rank
395,764