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Ith the source material would make these studies a great deal relatable but ven going in without such knowledge the book remains clear and ngaging and certainly functions as an ffective advertisement for many of the novels and plays discussed Very highly functions as an ffective advertisement for many of the novels and plays discussed Very highly A general discussion of African literature by the 1986 Nobel Prize winner in Literature The first chapter The ritual archetype analyzes the mythology and ritual of Yoruba religion and how it reflects a different world view than European both pagan and Christian mythology The second chapter Drama and the African worldview pagan and Christian mythology The second chapter Drama and the African worldview with tragedy Soyinka is best known as a playwright He compares instances of African and Afro Brazilian plays based on the Yoruba mythology and then gives a general account of the development of drama from ritual in Africa relating it to Nietzsche s account of the development of Greek tragedy The core of the book is two chapters on Ideology and the social vision which analyze a selection of African novels and the way they come to grips or fail to with the problem of creating or recreating an African culture after colonialism trying to avo. Differences between its ssential unity of xperience and literary form and the sense of division pervading Western literature are just some of the issues addressed The centrality of ritual gives drama a prominent place literature are just some of the issues addressed The centrality of ritual gives drama a prominent place Soyinka's discussion but he deals in ual. I picked this from a library shelf expecting it to be a collection of xamples from contemporary African literature What I got turned out it to be a collection of xamples from contemporary African literature What I got turned out xamples from contemporary African literature What I GOT TURNED OUT BE SOMETHING AKIN turned out be something akin Nietzsche s The Birth of Tragedy a concise but well considered study in the aesthetic foundations of a chosen genre departing however from the Nietzsche in its ability to remain closely critical ven as it unabashedly takes flight in praise for the material under A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, examinationNo doubt Soyinka would object to the obvious Eurocentrism of using a Continental as a starting point for comparison as indeed he does to greatffect The Shadow Reader even as he takes that very same text of Nietzsche s as his own starting point in thearly Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies essay appendixed to this volume Thisssay differs immediately from the preceding chapters which by comparison are held to a much developed and coherent standpoint regarding the African artistic worldview as it relates to itself to colonialism and to varied concepts of blackness particularly the Negritude movement which Soyinka takes pains to demonstrate as a largely bourgeois co opting of the struggle for African peoples self determinationSurely familiarity Wole Soyinka winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and one of the foremost living African writers here analyses the interconnecting worlds of myth ritual and literature in Africa The ways in which the African world perceives itself as a cultural ntity and the. Id both European intellectual domination and a romanticised negritude the book nds with an The Power Of A Choice earlierssay The book nds with an arlier ssay mythology as an appendix For such a short book there is much interesting thought and analysis and I learned a great deal about the intellectual currents of contemporary Africa I was impressed by Soyinka s approach to political uestions Unfortunately I have only read one of the works which he analyzes so it was difficult to judge his opinions but this has inspired me to look out for contemporary African literature and particularly to want to read some of his own plays this guy makes me wanna go on a steady diet of the Africa writers of whom he on a steady diet of the Africa writers of whom he Good In Bezug auf die Beschreibung der Lebensweisen weniger anschaulich Und Detailliert Als B Cher Von Kenyatta detailliert als B cher von Kenyatta oder NgugiIn Bezug auf die Analyse der Weltsicht weniger glaubw rdig als diejenigen von Nyerere oder Obafemi M glicherweise ist meine Ansicht aber auch voreingenommen Ehrlich gesagt kann ich mich zum Zeitpunkt dieses Kommentars kaum mehr an das Buch rinnern This book gave me a language and paradigm to The Case for Paleolibertarianism and Realignment on the Right explain what I ve alwaysxperienced and known. Ly illuminating ways with contemporary poetry and fiction Above all the fascinating insights in this book serve to highlight the importance of African criticism in addition to the literary and cultural achievements which are the subject of its penetrating analysis.

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