Achebe or Soyinka? : a study in contrasts / Kole Omotoso

Author(s): Omotoso, Kole, 1943-
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Subjects: Nigerian literature (English)--History and criticism
Nigeria--In literature
Africa--In literature
Achebe, Chinua--Criticism and interpretation
Soyinka, Wole--Criticism and interpretation
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: London ; [Northvale, N.J.] : Hans Zell Publishers, 1996
Series: New perspectives on African literature no. 3
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: xxi, 188 p. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Statements
Introduction - Chinua Achebe or Wole Soyinka?
I. Living on the Seam of Two Worlds 1
II. The Nigerian Elite, Achebe and Soyinka and the Colonial Experience 13
III. Pan-Africanism and the Nigerian Writer: The Poems and Songs of Achebe and Soyinka 23
IV. Achebe, Soyinka and the Gods and Goddesses of their Ancestors 45
V. Towards a Community of Sensibilities 55
VI. The Agendas of the Big Three 69
VII. Minority Voices and the Nigerian Civil War 79
VIII. Achebe and Soyinka and the World Beyond Nigeria 97
IX. Achebe and Soyinka and their Critics 105
X. Achebe, Soyinka and the Languages of African Literatures 114
XI. Achebe and Soyinka: Critics and Craftsmen 125
XII. Conclusion: Something for Us and Something for Me 141
Bibliography 149
Index 183
Notes: LCCN: 95000510
ISBN: 0905450388 (acid-free paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-182) and index
OCLC Number: 32665115
ISBN/ISSN: 0905450388