by Wole Soyinka
From the Publisher:
Death and the King's Horseman (1975) is the most widely read work by
Nigerian author Wole Soyinka, winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize for
Literature. The text is accompanied by an introduction and explanatory
"Backgrounds and Contexts" provides readers with a thorough
understanding of the play's traditional African contexts.
"Criticism" includes nine major essays on Death and the King's
Horseman, focusing on the difficulties the play presents to its
A Selected Bibliography is also included.
Soyinka both entertains and asks subtle questions about mass psychology, individual psychology, and universal human struggles of the will.
Paperback: (textbook) 272 pages