Ake: The Years of Childhood

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Aké: 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 Aké. 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, Aké is also a transcendantly timeless portrait of the mysteries of childhood.

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Weight0.5 lbs
Dimensions8.0 × 5.2 × 0.6 in
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Date Published

October 23, 1989

Format

Paperback

Language

English

Pages

240

Publisher

Vintage

Year Published

1989

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