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Death and the King

Death and the King's Horseman by Wole Soyinka

Death and the King's Horseman



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Death and the King's Horseman Wole Soyinka ebook
Format: pdf
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9780393322996
Page: 77


Death and the King's Horseman is a play written by Wole Soyinka set in a Yoruban society. When I picked up the play to read sections 2 and 3, I was immediately thrown off. Nigeria 1946 and tribal rituals are alive and well. The king has died and after a month of ceremonies his spirit is to be accompanied by his closest and most loyal companion to the Ancestors. Wole Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman depicts the affects of England's colonial influence on the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria and how it interfered with the country's existing culture. The King's Horseman, Elesin Oba, fails to perform his ritual suicide when Mr Pilkings, a district officer, interferes. Posted on February 17, 2011 by klevans08. Death and the King's Horsemen is about the colonization of the Yoruba tribe by the British. Death and the King's Horseman- Katie. 1963), The Road ( 1965) and Death and the King's Horseman(performed 1976, publ. Wole Soyinka is explaining what moved him, in the mid-1970s, to write his play Death and the King's Horseman. And that means, inevitably, telling a story.

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