The Lion and the Jewel, although an early play by Wole Soyinka, is perhaps his most widely known and performed drama.It was first produced along with The Swamp Dwellers (pr. 1958, pb. 1963); both.
The Lion and the Jewel Summary. The Lion and the Jewel is a play by Wole Soyinka that dramatizes the courtship of a beautiful woman named Sidi by two very different suitors. Sidi has two suitors.
Instant downloads of all 1297 LitChart PDFs (including The Lion and the Jewel). LitCharts Teacher Editions. Teach your students to analyze literature like LitCharts does. Detailed explanations, analysis, and citation info for every important quote on LitCharts. The original text plus a side-by-side.The Lion and the Jewel focuses on the competition to win Sidi 's hand in marriage, which makes the play, in a sense, a battle of the sexes. As such, the play asks a number of questions about the nature of each sex's power: why men or women are powerful; how they became powerful in the first place; and how they either maintain or lose that power.Wole Soyinka, the author of twenty plays, six novels and six collections of poems, represents Yoruba tradition in his comic play. In the play, The Lion and the Jewel, the conflict between tradition and modernization covers a significant portion of Wole Soyinka’s work. He was the first African writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Soyinka a man of many trades and talents has a dynamic personality and his plays are a reflection of that. In his plays he employs various post modernistic dramatic techniques mixed with bits and pieces from African tradition and symbolist drama. The Lion and the Jewel can be studied as a classic example of various stylistic techniques that he uses time and again.Read More
Tradition vs. Modernity: Wole Soyinka’s The Lion and the Jewel Ashli Watts, Chemistry Faculty Mentor: Dr. Violet Bryan, English Abstract Wole Soyinka has been recognized as one of the most talented of twentieth century writers. This Nigerian writer, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986, always.Read More
In 1976 appears a collection of his poetry Ogun Abibiman, and an essay’s collection Myth, Literature and the African Worl d, in which Soyinka explores the genesis of the mysticism in African theater and, using examples from literatures of both continents, appoints the similarities and the differences between the cultures of Europe and Africa. In the Institute of African Studies at the.Read More
This is one of the best-known plays by Africa's major dramatist, Wole Soyinka. It is set in the Yoruba village of Ilunjinle. The main characters are Sidi (the Jewel), 'a true village belle' and Baroka (the Lion), the crafty and powerful Bale of the village. Lakunle, the young teacher, influenced by western ways, and Sadiku, the eldest of Baroka's wives. How the Lion hunts the Jewel is the.Read More
Jewel The Lion and the Jewel (1 963) is a play written by Wole Soyinka, and it is the main stream of this paper. Upon all the contributions of women in the development of the nation (N igeria) as mentioned before, they are denied socio-economic and political opportunities. In most of the literary writings, women are also pushed to the background. You find that the role reserve for women is.Read More
Wole Soyinka’s works can also be criticized from a feminist view; in The Lion and the Jewel, women are really considered the second sex, essentially created for serving men, and in The Road there is not female character at all. On the other hand, Euba claims that when women appear in Soyinka’s works they appear in a dramatized womanhood, because they are manifestations of the Yoruba.Read More
WOLE SOYINKA’S THE LION AND THE JEWEL: A DISTORTION OF FEMALE IMAGE Usman Ambu Muhammad Directorate of General Studies, Kano University of Science and Technology,Wudil E-mail: (email protected) Abstract The inequalities that exist between men and women in all spheres of life have generated a lot of interest both at national and international levels. With regards to women issue, for.Read More
Wole Soyinka was born in Nigeria in 1934. He was educated in the British system and graduated with a degree in English from the University of Leeds. His voice as a writer has affected change in.Read More
This article attempts to illustrate the drama The Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka as an allegory of imperial resistance with various theoretical approaches. The study delves into exploring how a counter discourse is created against the discourse.Read More