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Aké: The Years of Childhood Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

How does Wole Soyinka characterize his generation versus the contemporary young generation (early-1980s)? What advantages or disadvantages did his generation have over future generations?

What does Wole think of the various superstitions and primitive beliefs of his people? Is Christianity "better" or just different, or, can the two religions co-exist?

What aspects of the adult world don't make sense to Wole? Is this a simple matter of a child's lack of comprehension, or is there more to learn with Wole's judgments?

What is the Tax Protest and women's movement, for Wole? Is it simple excitement? Is he doing it for his mother? Does he politically agree with their stance? In short, why does he find it so fascinating?

There are a couple of unfortunate stories Wole relates, including the tales of Paa Adatan and Sorowanke. What are the points of these stories? What does Wole intend...

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