Wole Soyinka Essays


Death and the King's Horseman

As in other plays, reflecting a specific culture, “Death and the King’s Horseman” has kept close to religious and traditional issues, but it has shaped culture into a great tragedy. Aristotle defines tragedy in his book poetics as:

A tragedy is...


The Trials of Brother Jero

Trials of Brother Jero is a one-act satirical play that is divided into five scenes written by playwright, poet and essayist, Wole Soyinka. Soyinka is a multi-award winning playwright and the first African to be awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in...