Wole Soyinka | Critical Review by Onookome Okome

This literature criticism consists of approximately 17 pages of analysis & critique of Wole Soyinka.
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Critical Review by Onookome Okome

SOURCE: Okome, Onookome. Review of From Zia with Love, by Wole Soyinka. World Literature Today 67, no. 2 (spring 1993): 432.

In the following review, Okome identifies From Zia with Love as one of Soyinka's “power plays,” praising the work and commenting that Soyinka has “produced a living text, beautifully structured around the danse macabre and the drama of Nigeria's recent past.”

Biodun Jeyifo's interview with Wole Soyinka, published in Six Plays under Spectrum's logo, has defined clearly a new category of Soyinka's dramatic oeuvre. This new category I wish to refer to as “power plays.” The plays within this category deal chiefly with power and politics, the uses and misuses of power, and the politics of power in postcolonial Nigeria and, by extension, Africa. According to this interview, the source of...

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