The Lion and the Jewel by Wole SoyinkaThe Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka

The Lion and the Jewel

byWole Soyinka

Paperback | November 1, 1973

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This is one of the best-known plays by Africa's major dramatist, Wole Soyinka.It is set in the Yoruba village of Ilunjinle. The main characters are Sidi (the Jewel), 'a true village belle' and Baroka (the Lion), the crafty and powerful Bale of the village, Lakunle, the young teacher, influenced by western ways, and Sadiku, the eldest of Baroka's wives. How the Lion hunts theJewel is the theme of this ribald comedy.

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Wole Soyinka, an internationally acclaimed playwright, essayist, and memoirist, was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1986. In exile from his Nigerian homeland, Soyinka divides his time between London and Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Title:The Lion and the JewelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 8.03 × 5.31 × 0.2 inPublished:November 1, 1973Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0199110832

ISBN - 13:9780199110834

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This is one of the best-known plays by Africa's major dramatist, Wole Soyinka. How the Lion hunts the Jewel is the theme of this ribald comedy.