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He sat down immediately to write the poem. Sections IV “the beginning” and V “the battle” then tell the story of Ogun in poetical allusions. The basic myth is told in more straightforward language in one of the essays in his book on African literature which was the first of his books I read back in January; it is essentially the opposite of adn Western “quest” myth — rather than a human hero seeking to find the gods, the gods are seeking to find humanity, unsuccessfully until Ogun forces a path through chaos to the world.

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Johnez rated it liked it Jul 07, In he became the first African writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Soyinka explains the genesis of the poem thus: In the first section “deluge” a storm is described in mythical terms as a conflict of Ogun and Sango; in sections II “.

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About Professor Wole Soyinka Wole Soyinka–playwright, novelist, poet and polemical essayist–was born in Nigeria in Jack rated it liked it Mar 19, If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Adeniyi rated it really liked it Mar 20, Kolawole Joseph rated it it was ok Feb 15, Please check for further notifications by email. The rise of Chadema in Tanzania.

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Three years later a severe thunderstorm reminded him of his visit. Gemma Mahadeo rated it really liked it Jan 18, Idanre and ane Poems Idanre and other Poems. After the poem there are a few notes which I should have read first, since they make the action more understandable.

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