Death and the King's Horseman

Death and the King's Horseman
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by Wole Soyinka


A Nobel Prize-winning playwright's classic tale of tragic decisions in a traditional African culture.


Examines the explosive tension between the traditional African culture and the West.

Chicago Tribune:

Soyinka both entertains and asks subtle questions about mass psychology, individual psychology, and universal human struggles of the will.

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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.

Simon Gikandi is Robert Hayden Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan. His books include Reading the African Novel, Writing in Limbo: Modernism and Caribbean Literature, and Maps of Englishness: Writing Identity in the Culture of Colonialism. He is editor of the Ngugi wa Thiong'o volume in the Cambridge Studies in African and Caribbean Literature series. He is presently editing The Encyclopedia of African Literature (Routledge).

Paperback: 77 pages