|Title:||You Must Set Forth at Dawn: A Memoir|
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|Publisher:||London : Methuen in association with Bookcraft; First Edition edition (2007)|
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You Must Set Forth at Dawn is more than just the journey of a remarkable and controversial man through the backdrop of the controversial country he loves so much. It is not merely an important book. This is a book that must exist. San Francisco Chronicle. Adding it up, one wants to set him in the right company. You Must Set Forth at Dawn is much more than a memoir.
At his best, Soyinka is nuanced and lyrical, a master of gripping drama, compelling imagery and forceful character sketches, leavened with a ready wit.
Nobel Prize-winner Soyinka captures the spirit of Nigeria itself as he brings to life the friends and family who bolstered and inspired him. He describes his pioneering theater works that defied censure and tradition, and recounts his exile and the terrible reign of General Sani Abacha. More than a major figure in the world of literature, Wole Soyinka is a courageous voice for human rights, democracy, and freedom. IBA-For Those Who Went Before. You Must Set Forth at Dawn is not always easy going, especially for those unfamiliar with African history. Booklist - Hazel Rochman.
Home All Categories Biography Books You Must Set Forth at Dawn: A Memoir. ISBN13: 9780375503658. You Must Set Forth at Dawn : A Memoir. The first African to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, as well as a political activist of prodigious energies, Wole Soyinka now follows his modern classic Ake: The Years of Childhood with an equally important chronicle of his turbulent life as an adult in (and in exile from) his beloved, beleaguered homeland.
You Must Set Forth at Dawn. Your purchase helps support NPR programming. Independent Booksellers. A memoir by Africa's first Nobel laureate for literature continues the story that began in his childhood autobiography "AkGe" as Soyinka describes the adventures and mishaps of his adulthood, including his frequent exile from his homeland, his celebrated literary work, and his advocacy for political and human rights. Read an excerpt of this book.
Wole Soyinka is a writer of global stature, the first African ever to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. He was imprisoned in Nigeria for his opposition to dictatorship. I expected a master piece from a mastermind in You Must Set Forth at Dawn, and I was not disappointed. Indeed, I got value for the money and time I spent on this engaging memoir by Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka. The author has been one of the prominent actors in the political and socio-economic journey of Nigeria. The book has vivid plots, characters and dialogues. And I wonder if Soyinka wrote in a diary many of the events and people he described profoundly in the book. But that is not so, because he explained on the acknowledgement section that he didn't keep such a diary.
I love Wole Soyinka so much and can't wait to get the book. I'm reading it right after my friend because its a signed copy. He was a leading player in the western Nigeria uprising of 1964-65 in which he hijacked a radio station in Ibadan. He was active in the Nigerian civil war, for which he was imprisoned.
Complete summary of Wole Soyinka's You Must Set Forth at Dawn. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of You Must Set Forth at Dawn. This long and dense volume, instead, looks back as far as Soyinka’s earliest days as a university student in London, covering more than fifty years in the theater, in the academy, and in the political world, while avoiding mention of his family life. The first section of You Must Set Forth at Dawn, placed before the chapters Soyinka labels as Part I, is IBA-For Those Who Went Before, and it establishes the approach Soyinka takes to the material in this memoir
An excerpt from You Must Set Forth at Dawn. Outside myself at moments like this, heading home, I hesitate a moment to check if it is truly a living me. Perhaps I am just a disembodied self usurping my body, strapped into a business-class seat in the plane, being borne to my designated burial ground-the cactus patch on the grounds of my home in Abeokuta, a mere hour’s escape by road from the raucous heart of Lagos