Wole Soyinka

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mamarita

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I noticed there are so many new threads!!!!! AREA FADA THANK YOU.

I just came in to talk to everyone about Professor Soyinka, I think he is amazing!!! I totally love him, I know that one day I'll meet him and people'll have to hold me back because he's just too smart for comfort.
I just finished his collected plays last summer, and it was oh lalala. The dance of the forest and Kongi's Harvest would make amazing musicals on broadway.

That being said, anyone want to get me a copy of THE MAN DIED!!!!! My life depends on it, I've been searching for that book since my JSCE, no one carries it, can someone help... EGBON SHOLLY???????:)

I promise I'll be good:angel
 

Sola

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I brought my copy to the US, but I suspect someone picked it up and never returned it. I will look in my library. Don't let me forget!
 

mamarita

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Originally posted by Sola
I brought my copy to the US, but I suspect someone picked it up and never returned it. I will look in my library. Don't let me forget!
I know you won't forget!!!!!:D THANK YOU IN ADVANCE. I've searched AMAZON, searched INDIGO, NOTHING!!!!! You don't happen to have "AKE: THE CHILDHOOD YEARS?". I dont mind trading with my ISARA: A VOYAGE AROUND ESSAY. I read that book in Nigeria, as in, I left a party to go read it, thats how good it was:D
 

Sola

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Wow, the young lady truly knows her books. You never cease to surprise me. I know my Ake is gone. If I find a place online for you to get it from, i will let you know.
 

mamarita

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Originally posted by Sola
Wow, the young lady truly knows her books. You never cease to surprise me. I know my Ake is gone. If I find a place online for you to get it from, i will let you know.
Thank you Egbon Sola. Actually we have till summer to find the books;) I'm trying to finish my shopaholic series while I struggle with school:)

Thank you again. What other good books do you have?
 

mamarita

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Speaking of which, there's this book about a dude that was caught in the Nigerian political brouhaha back in the 60s, in the end he was jailed, I think he died. The book is a red cover like this. You have any idea who wrote this book?????? I need a copy for my library
 

khamileon

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Originally posted by mamarita
I noticed there are so many new threads!!!!! AREA FADA THANK YOU.

I just came in to talk to everyone about Professor Soyinka, I think he is amazing!!! I totally love him, I know that one day I'll meet him and people'll have to hold me back because he's just too smart for comfort.
I just finished his collected plays last summer, and it was oh lalala. The dance of the forest and Kongi's Harvest would make amazing musicals on broadway.

That being said, anyone want to get me a copy of THE MAN DIED!!!!! My life depends on it, I've been searching for that book since my JSCE, no one carries it, can someone help... EGBON SHOLLY???????:)

I promise I'll be good:angel

I BOUGHT SOME FROM NAIJA RECENTLY (BUT THEY HAVE VERY BAD QUALITY, U KNOW ALL THIS COPY! COPY!....SOME PAGES ARE BLANK AND OTHERS HAVE INK STAINS ) WILL ASK MY GUY TO CHECK OUT THE BOOK FOR U..(BUT IT MIGHT BE COPY! COPY! O!)
 

mamarita

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Re: Re: Wole Soyinka

Originally posted by khamileon
I BOUGHT SOME FROM NAIJA RECENTLY (BUT THEY HAVE VERY BAD QUALITY, U KNOW ALL THIS COPY! COPY!....SOME PAGES ARE BLANK AND OTHERS HAVE INK STAINS ) WILL ASK MY GUY TO CHECK OUT THE BOOK FOR U..(BUT IT MIGHT BE COPY! COPY! O!)
I'm particularly looking for THE MAN DIED and AKE: THE CHILDHOOD YEARS. Thank you in advance
 

Gen Sani Abacha

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You should also read the "JERO plays", the 1996 "The beatification of area boy", and "The Open sore of a continent".
I am looking for a copy of "King Baabu", originally entitled "Sauna Bash". It is his latest published play and deals with my namesake, The Most Benevolent Gen Mohammed Sani Abacha. :D :D :D


Unfortunately, I have never completely finished reading Ake or Isara, and you folks have just reminded me of it. Fortunately, a lot of libraries within the Greater London Area stock up on African works, fiction and non-fiction. So I'll check 'em out.

ciao
 

mamarita

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Originally posted by Gen Sani Abacha
You should also read the "JERO plays", the 1996 "The beatification of area boy", and "The Open sore of a continent".
I am looking for a copy of "King Baabu", originally entitled "Sauna Bash". It is his latest published play and deals with my namesake, The Most Benevolent Gen Mohammed Sani Abacha. :D :D :D


Unfortunately, I have never completely finished reading Ake or Isara, and you folks have just reminded me of it. Fortunately, a lot of libraries within the Greater London Area stock up on African works, fiction and non-fiction. So I'll check 'em out.

ciao
I read JERO PLAYS!!!! Twice sef, I looked for THE BEATIFICATION OF AREA BOY, but nothing came up. I should probably go to the library eh, but am so afraid of so many books in one room and the quiet environment just gives me the creeps..

You must finish ISARA, you'll love how it ends
 

Gen Sani Abacha

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I read the beatification of Area boy in the library of the School Of Oriental and African Studies london uni. They allow members of the public 3 free passes per year. After that, they pay to use it.
The quiet chilled environment is veeeerrrrry conducive for ravenous readers like yourself :D :D :D .

Here's the link to SOAS library. You might be able obtain loans from them via your own college/uni library. I think it might take up to 6 weeks for the books to reach you though :http://www.soas.ac.uk/library/index.cfm.

Search their catalogue for whatever you want, then head off to your college librarians to sort it out.

Good luck and Happy Hunting.
 

mamarita

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Originally posted by Gen Sani Abacha
I read the beatification of Area boy in the library of the School Of Oriental and African Studies london uni. They allow members of the public 3 free passes per year. After that, they pay to use it.
The quiet chilled environment is veeeerrrrry conducive for ravenous readers like yourself :D :D :D .

Here's the link to SOAS library. You might be able obtain loans from them via your own college/uni library. I think it might take up to 6 weeks for the books to reach you though :http://www.soas.ac.uk/library/index.cfm.

Search their catalogue for whatever you want, then head off to your college librarians to sort it out.

Good luck and Happy Hunting.
Thanks, I'll just go to the public library here!!!!! DANGER:eyes
 

Tajmahal

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mamarita said:
I just came in to talk to everyone about Professor Soyinka, I think he is amazing!!! I totally love him, I know that one day I'll meet him and people'll have to hold me back because he's just too smart for comfort.

Interesting Mamarita. That actually happened to WS in Germany sometime ago. Dr. Olu Agunloye, in his tribute to WS (our own William Shakespear), on one of his past birthdays, narrated a story of a 'Soyinka bewitched German woman' who clutched to WS for over five minutes and refused to let go until the local policemen had to take her away. She was reportedly shedding tears for having the experience of a lifetime to embrace the enigmatic 'igilango oyinbo', 'igi-iwe' from Nigeria!!! It happened during a public lecture in Germany.

"Imagine, a white, educated lady doing that". That was what Dr Agunloye said in reference to the fact that the WS some foolish dictators hounded into exile was being worshipped in Europe.

I salute Ogun state people, my mum's home state, for giving WS to the world!!!
 
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