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by Wole Soyinka

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ISBN: 0413751902
ISBN13: 978-0413751904
Category: Literature
Subcategory: World Literature
Author: Wole Soyinka
Language: English
Publisher: Methuen Pub Ltd (September 30, 2000)
Pages: 236 pages
ePUB size: 1846 kb
FB2 size: 1197 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 115
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The Kindle version is unreadable/
Wole Soyanka is a Noble Prize winning Nigerian author. In this book he tells the story of his childhood. He grew up in the 1940's in Nigeria. His father was a teacher, his mother ran a shop and his extended family could be called middle class.

Through the eyes of this young boy, the reader glimpses a time and a place where Nigerian and British culture mixed. World War II is going on but it is glimpsed from afar. More pressing to the child is his day-to-day encounters with his parents and his teachers. School is strict: children are canned as a matter of course and the adult world around him is accepted in all its irrationality.

The child's voice is engaging and he has a fine sense of humor but I found the book hard to follow sometimes, getting the characters confused and incidents not really fleshed out enough for my taste. However, it is a rare glimpse into a time and a place that is unique and is no more. I'm glad the author took the time and the trouble to share it with the world.
Parts are slow and boring, but other parts are interesting. More importantly this book gives a good glimpse into a completely different world and you learn a lot from parts of it!
Book listed as "very good", but it was nowhere near. No highlighting or writing, but spine damaged, creases over cover, generally torn up. It was not "undamaged". A more accurate description, by Amazon guidelines, would have been "acceptable" or at best, "good".
I found the book fascinating given that I already have some knowledge of the characters. It was a real pleasure meeting Mrs Bere Ransome-Kuti in a setting different from the picture painted by the media. She and Eniola are truly an inspiration. so also is Daodu... great guy!
Read it to enrich your soul.
He is a fine writer and full of character and perceptions. I love this Africa.
I laughed at the antics Ake was guilty of because I experienced similar events with my American born and raised boys. Boys will be boys where ever they live