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Lion and the Jewel
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Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date:1966-12-31
ISBN-10:0199110832
ISBN-13:9780199110834
Number of Pages:72 Pages
Book Type:Paperback
Weight:95 gram
Books Dimensions:203 x 140 x 4 mm
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Lion and the Jewel


Set in the Yoruba village of Ilunjinle, this is one of the popular plays by Africa's major dramatist, Wole Soyinka. The theme of this play is how the Lion hunts the Jewel. The main characters of this play are Sidi (the Jewel), 'a true village belle' and Baroka (the Lion), the crafty Bale of the village, Lakunle, the young teacher, and more.
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This is one of the best-known plays by Africa's major dramatist, Wole Soyinka. It is 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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