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Aké tells the story of Wole Soyinka’s first eleven years as a child (1934-1945), a period that coincides with major historical events in Nigeria, and around the world- World War II and the famous Women’s uprising in Egbaland, an event in which the author played the role of a courier.

Told, of course with the benefit of hindsight, the story of Aké is rich, and the wit is bold and blithe. His touching and vivid evocation of the colorful sights, sounds, and aromas of the world that shaped him is lyrical, laced with humor and adorned with the sheer delight of a child’s-eye view. This account contains invaluable and delightful vignettes of some of the individuals and events which were to shape the future political and human rights activist, and Nobel Laureate.

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Book Title: Aké – The Years of Childhood.

Author: Wole Soyinka

Published: 2014 – (The edition I read) by BOOKCRAFT

ISBN: 9789788457114

Cover illustration: Alexmakarova

Cover design: Dupe Olayebi

Literary award: Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Non fiction. (1983)

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Weight 0.5 kg


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