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    Separated by centuries, races, national identities, and countless literary movements, the English poet and artist William Blake and Nigerian poet and playwright Wole Soyinka still find commonality in their writings. They have somewhat of a thematic overlap; both Blake and Soyinka address a question of race in their poems “The Little Black Boy” and “Telephone Conversation,” respectively. The former details the story of an African child who comes to the profound realization that only after death can

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    The texts To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee, Amistad directed by Steven Spielberg and Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka explore the issue of racism. These three texts focus on prejudice, discrimination, bias, behaviour and attitude revolving around the issue of discrimination because of the coulour of ones skin and the cultural and social attitudes past on from one generation to another. Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel set in the southern states of the USA in the 1930’s, a time that

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    Wole Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman In his play, Death and the King's Horseman, Wole Soyinka would have us examine every clash and conflict, save for the one involving culture. Certainly this may seem the most obvious part of the play, but we would do the general understanding of Death a disservice if we ignored one of the central conflicts in the play. Every element of the play is placed in terms of two extremes, and the cultures must be considered one of those pairs. Suicide is no

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    Of Africa- Religion.

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    perspective of Wole Soyinka, world renowned playwright and poet. Soyinka was given the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986. He was the first African to ever receive such an honor. In my opinion, most fascinating chapter in the book was chapter 7. In this chapter, Soyinka analyzes the world dominant religions: Christianity and Islam. He showcases the weak points of theses religions and scrutinizes them so as to show the constantly down played African religion known as Orisa. Soyinka was born during

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    William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream The stage production of William Arden Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by a British director Tim Supple was one in a million-that everyone talked about it and questions rode questions, on how the performance went. ‘It is the best production I have ever seen. What grapples me most, is the cast, ravaging with a rich choreography’, this was said by the British Ambassador to India in a chat with Times of India. The almighty dramatist play

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    'I will sell them,' Boko Haram leader says of kidnapped Nigerian girls. Retrieved June 29, 2014, from http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/05/world/africa/nigeria-abducted-girls/ Wole Soyinka: 'Islam is not in danger'. (2014, July 12). . Retrieved July 16, 2014, from http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/talktojazeera/2014/07/wole-soyinka-islam-not-danger-2014711124311774805.html Abubakar, A. (2013, April 29). Deepening democracy in Nigeria: Implications for Africa. . Retrieved July 16, 2014, from http://theeagleonline

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    a learned, preformed, and unsubstantiated judgment or opinion about an individual or a group, either favorable or unfavorable in nature. Through the study of the book, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and the poem Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka, ones understanding of prejudice and what makes up prejudice changes considerably for what could be perceived as for the better or for the worse. Being ignorant of what is happening or not knowing and properly understanding what prejudice is can

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    In Wole Soyinka’s 20th Century play The Lion and the Jewel, there is a constant battle between tradition and modernity as well as a post-colonial struggle seen both in a exhibited in the play's village of Ilujinle. Soyinka published this play at the time Nigeria was battling for independence and freedom under the British control around the 1940’s and 1950’s. Due to this, Nigeria was struggling with whether or not it was prepared for independence and able of conducting a modern western civilization

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    The play Death and the King’s Horsemen takes place in British occupied Oyo, Nigeria in 1946 and is based on actual events during this time about the Yoruba people. Wole Soyinka, who was born into a Yoruba family and was very politically active, wrote the play in 1975. During this time the play takes place Nigeria is occupied by the British and over seen by the British Colonial Administration. Oyo is an ancient city in Nigeria that was also occupied by the British and home to the Yoruba tribe. The

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    When it comes to writing styles, African American literature is a very complex category of writing. It is made up of three main categories. These styles are romantic embrace, realistic appraisal, and shame-faced rejection. Each style illustrates the author’s view of his or her history. European colonialism played a major role in how the writers viewed their past. The extremist categories are shame-faced rejection and romantic embrace. The first class I will discuss is romantic embracement. The authors

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