Ake- The Years Of Childhood

3,900

2 in stock

“Ak?: The Years of Childhood” gives us the story of Soyinka’s boyhood before and during World War II in a Yoruba village in western Nigeria called Ak?. A relentlessly curious child who loved books and getting into trouble, Soyinka grew up on a parsonage compound, raised by Christian parents and by a grandfather who introduced him to Yoruba spiritual traditions. His vivid evocation of the colorful sights, sounds, and aromas of the world that shaped him is both lyrically beautiful and laced with humor and the sheer delight of a child’s-eye view.

A classic of African autobiography, “Ak?” is also a transcendantly timeless portrait of the mysteries of childhood.

Compare
SKU: NI0013 Category:

Description

“Ak?: The Years of Childhood” gives us the story of Soyinka’s boyhood before and during World War II in a Yoruba village in western Nigeria called Ak?. A relentlessly curious child who loved books and getting into trouble, Soyinka grew up on a parsonage compound, raised by Christian parents and by a grandfather who introduced him to Yoruba spiritual traditions. His vivid evocation of the colorful sights, sounds, and aromas of the world that shaped him is both lyrically beautiful and laced with humor and the sheer delight of a child’s-eye view.

A classic of African autobiography, “Ak?” is also a transcendantly timeless portrait of the mysteries of childhood.

Specification

Additional information

Author

Reviews (0)

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Cart

No products in the cart.

×

Hello!

How can we assist? Please click below to Chat with us .

× How can we help you?