TITLE

Death and the king's horseman: A poet's quarrel with his culture

AUTHOR(S)
Ogundele, Wole
PUB. DATE
March 1994
SOURCE
Research in African Literatures;Spring94, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p47
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
Demonstrates that the play `Death and the King's Horseman' is a full-fledged, autonomous, and secular tragedy. Interrogation of the cultural values and ethics which make its action possible; Revelation of cultural premises to be flawed; Confrontation is grounded in fact, not in myth; Question of culture as well as how it reveals the contradictions in the ethics of that culture.
ACCESSION #
9406241602

 

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