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Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/7/09 ENGL 201: Reading and Writing about Texts Death and the King’s Horseman Spring 2009
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5/7/09 Wole Soyinka (1934-) Soyinka arrested in 1967 during civil war (he supported Republic of Biafra) Imprisoned for 22 months, then went into exile. Returned to Nigeria in 1975, Death and the King’s Horseman debuted the following year. 1986 received Nobel Peace Prize
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5/7/09 Nigeria and Yorubaland/Oyo Empire
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5/7/09 Nigerian history Made a British protectorate in 1900 Soyinka born, 1934 Ken Saro-wiwa born, 1941 Play set during World War II, though actual events took place in 1946 in the city of Oyo. Independence in 1960 Soyinka arrested 1967 during Nigerian-Biafran war
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Yoruba cosmology (see page 70 of Norton) Orun is the other world and Aye the world. There is a permeable boundary between these two world with the spirits, ancestors, and Gods close to the living. Priests, mediums, and worshippers
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