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The tragic paradox a study of Wole Soyinka and his works by Akomaye Oko

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Published by Kraft Books in Ibadan .
Written in English



  • Nigeria


  • Soyinka, Wole -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Nigeria -- In literature.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 107-111) and index.

StatementAkomaye Oko.
LC ClassificationsPR9387.9.S6 Z82 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination116 p. ;
Number of Pages116
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1492365M
ISBN 109782081183
LC Control Number93165487

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