Ibadan: The Penkelemes Years:A Memoir: 1945 1965 PDF


Ibadan: The Penkelemes Years:A Memoir: 1945 1965 [PDF / EPUB] Ibadan: The Penkelemes Years:A Memoir: 1945 1965 Autobiografie van de Nigeriaanse schrijver en Nobelprijswinnaar over de jaren , zich afspelend tegen de achtergrond van het dekolonisatieproces in zijn vaderland Autobiografie van de Nigeriaanse Penkelemes Years:A PDF Í schrijver en Nobelprijswinnaar over de jaren, zich afspelend tegen de achtergrond van het dekolonisatieproces in zijn vaderland.

  • Paperback
  • 382 pages
  • Ibadan: The Penkelemes Years:A Memoir: 1945 1965
  • Wole Soyinka
  • 10 December 2018
  • 0749395907

About the Author: Wole Soyinka

Awarded the Nobel Penkelemes Years:A PDF Í Prize in Literature for his work that in a wide cultural perspective and with poetic overtones fashions the drama of existence.



10 thoughts on “Ibadan: The Penkelemes Years:A Memoir: 1945 1965

  1. says:

    I picked this book up in my local charity bookshop and bought without even reading the blurb It s the first thing I ve read by Soyinka so I was unprepared for his style, and it took me a while to get past the feeling that he was using a very mannered, pompous, elite private school boy English He reminded me of Ifemelu s father in Americanah I had to remind myself that I was not reading the work of some snotty self important Oxbridge white boy determined to humilate his interlocutors by speaki I picked this book up in my local charity bookshop and bought without even reading the blurb It s the first thing I ve read by Soyinka so I was unprepared for his style, and it took me a while to get past the feeling that he was using a very mannered, pompous, elite private school boy English He reminded me of Ifemelu s father in Americanah I had to remind myself that I was not reading the work of some snotty self important Oxbridge white boy determined to humilate his interlocutors by speaking entirely in vocabulary words.The distinctive English meant that I got the feel of what colonial education was like by style as well as by description It was particularly interesting to have the occasional glimpse of how the boys were aware of their education as a colonial project and both trivialised and resisted this.I have to admit that I found it difficult to follow many parts of the book Once he got into a groove talking about some particular series of events or period of his life I would begin to enjoy the ride, but then somethingnebulous would go on and I d lose the thread again This is entirely my fault, as I m ignorant about Nigerian politics and lacked the patience to carefully process the unfamiliar information or do background research.I enjoyed the school bits, and I had fun reading of Soyinka s or rather his alter ego s time in London working or rather not working with Joan Littlewood The relationship between fact and fiction was, I felt, not unclear, but felt lumpy somehow His use of the third person and an alter ego created what I felt was a strange lack of immediacy, and the non naming of and indirect way of speaking about women helped the book to feel overwhelmingly male I think only Littlewood has any presence at all among females who appear The protagonist is a self confessed womaniser, but his discretion is so extreme that I sometimes felt that women simply do not register as real people to him Still, he tells some exciting, near incredible heroic tales of political activism and surviving invidious machinations of the state and various factions, all while trying to keep the show going on It s obvious from this memoir why Soyinka is a national figure

  2. says:

    When you start reading this book, do not give up It is in two parts with the first part written in a rather pedantic and extremely self absorbed manner The second part however is sheer delight and makes up for muddling through the first In the second part the author suddenly turns story teller and he commences to weave a vivid and colourful tale of Ibadan, the quintessentially Yoruba city, and the author s residence there and his escapades Some of those escapades are indeed essential parts o When you start reading this book, do not give up It is in two parts with the first part written in a rather pedantic and extremely self absorbed manner The second part however is sheer delight and makes up for muddling through the first In the second part the author suddenly turns story teller and he commences to weave a vivid and colourful tale of Ibadan, the quintessentially Yoruba city, and the author s residence there and his escapades Some of those escapades are indeed essential parts of Nigerian history I recommend it

  3. says:

    This book is a rich source of insight and understanding into those early years of Nigerian Independence, particularly for subsequent generations who didn t live through that period.An heartfelt gratitude goes out from me to the author for choosing to pen his experiences of this period down for the sake of posterity.

  4. says:

    I love the combination of stories from his time in Apataganga to his time as a lecturer and the obvious political unrest caused by the NNDP and Akintola.I am particularly impressed about a man who never gives up on Nigeria Soyinka possess a great story telling skills with a great sense of humour What this book has ironically done to me is this Just after completing the reading of Ibadan, the penkelemes years by Wole Soyinka, embers of hope that I had for that country, Nigeria is totally obli I love the combination of stories from his time in Apataganga to his time as a lecturer and the obvious political unrest caused by the NNDP and Akintola.I am particularly impressed about a man who never gives up on Nigeria Soyinka possess a great story telling skills with a great sense of humour What this book has ironically done to me is this Just after completing the reading of Ibadan, the penkelemes years by Wole Soyinka, embers of hope that I had for that country, Nigeria is totally obliterated I now understand the ostracism of history from college curriculum by the leadership of that country

  5. says:

    Read this book over fifteen years ago and I was enthralled with the life and adventure of Prof Wole Soyinka as described in the memoir Ake the childhood years was what really endeared me to his writings It makes an interesting read and I would love to read it again.

  6. says:

    I WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT PENKELEMES YEARS

  7. says:

    Inspiring

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