The Lion and the Jewel Summary
Wole Soyinka

Everything you need to understand or teach The Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka.

  • The Lion and the Jewel Summary & Study Guide

The Lion and the Jewel Overview

The Lion and the Jewel is a play by Nigerian poet and playwright Wole Soyinka, set in the small Nigerian village of Ilujinle in the 1960s. It tells the story of a love triangle among Sidi, a beautiful and vain young woman, Lakunle, a progressive and condescending schoolteacher, and Baroka the corrupt but open-minded authority figure in the village. It deals with themes of progress versus tradition, women’s rights, and different performance traditions.

Study Pack

The The Lion and the Jewel Study Pack contains:

The Lion and the Jewel Study Guide