Synopsis

The Lion and the Jewel

The Lion and the Jewel $15.99

Wole Soyinka

Published by Oxford University Press

This is one of the best-known plays by Africa's major dramatist, Wole Soyinka, set in the Yoruba village of Ilunjinle

The main characters are Sidi (the Jewel), 'a true village belle' and Baroka (the Lion), the crafty and powerful Bale of the village, Lakunle, the young teacher, influenced by western ways, and Sadiku, the eldest of Baroka's wives

How the Lion hunts the Jewel is the theme of this ribald comedy

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