Death And The King's Horsemen by Wole Soyinka

"Death And The King's Horsemen" is a powerful play set in Nigeria during the colonial era. It explores the clash between traditional African beliefs and the influence of Western culture. The story follows the tragic consequences that unfold when a British colonial officer tries to prevent the ritual suicide of the king's horseman, who is duty-bound to accompany his deceased king to the afterlife. The play delves into themes of cultural identity, the clash of civilizations, and the consequences of interfering with sacred traditions.

The 3752nd greatest book of all time


Published
1975
Nationality
Nigerian
Type
Fiction
Pages
64
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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