Book Reviews of Ake : The Years of Childhood (Vintage International)

Ake : The Years of Childhood (Vintage International)
Ake The Years of Childhood - Vintage International
Author: Wole Soyinka
ISBN-13: 9780679725404
ISBN-10: 0679725407
Publication Date: 10/23/1989
Pages: 240
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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What a wonderfully written autobiographical account of Wole Soyinka's childhood. It is told from the point of view of the child. The picture of African village life is clearly drawn, sometimes surprising, and sometimes very familiar. This was one precocious little guy. I can't get the book out of my mind.
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African writer tells story of his boyhood during World War II in a Nigerian town called Ake. Author was awarded Nobel prize.