Wole Soyinka | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Derek Wright

This literature criticism consists of approximately 23 pages of analysis & critique of Wole Soyinka.
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Critical Essay by Derek Wright

SOURCE: Wright, Derek. “Soyinka's Smoking Shotgun: The Later Satires.” World Literature Today 66, no. 1 (winter 1992): 27-34.

In the following essay, Wright explores the major themes of Soyinka's later “shotgun” satires, focusing on the political elements in such plays as A Play of Giants and Requiem for a Futurologist.

Wole Soyinka did not coin the term shotgun writing—“you discharge and disappear”—until the 1970s.1 He had, however, produced occasional subversive satiric sketches throughout the previous decade, and his unpublished one-act Royal Court entertainment The Invention (1959), a caustic tour de force on universal racism set in a futuristic South Africa, had been written in the broad satiric tradition of the revue. During the deepening crisis of Nigeria's First Republic, as political murders became more frequent...

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