[Myth, Literature and the African World (Canto)] Read è Wole Soyinka
RminationSurely familiarity with the source material would make these studies a great deal relatable but even going in without such knowledge the book remains clear *and engaging and certainly functions as an effective advertisement for many of the novels and plays *engaging and certainly functions as an effective advertisement for many of the novels and plays Very A cristalli liquidi (Italian Edition) highly recommended 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 andow it reflects a different world view
than European both pagan and Christian mythology The second chapter Drama European both pagan and Christian mythology The second chapter Drama the African worldview deals with tragedy Soyinka is best known as a playwright
compares instances 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 rec. Differences between its essential unity of experience 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 in Soyinka's discussion but e deals in eual. ,he compares instances
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colonialism trying to avoid both European intellectual domination a romanticised Negritude The book endstrying to avoid both European intellectual and a romanticised Negritude The book ends an earlier essay on 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 ave only read one of the works which Pip Sueak Saves the Day Medici Books for Children he analyzes so it was difficult to judgeis opinions but this Dragonsbane has inspired me to look out for contemporary African literature and particularly to want to read some ofis own plays this guy makes me wanna go on a steady diet of the Africa writers of whom Lonestar Sanctuary he approves Good 216 In Bezug auf die Beschreibung der Lebensweisen weniger anschaulich und detailliert als B cher von Kenyatta Nyerere 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 E This book gave me a language and paradigm to explain what I ve always experienced and known. Ly illuminating ways with contemporary poetry and fiction Above all the fascinating insights in this book serve toighlight the importance of African criticism in *Addition To The Literary *to the literary cultural achievements which are the subject of its penetrating analysis.