Wole Soyinka: An Anthology of Recent Criticism
Edited by Anjali Gera Roy
This critical anthology brings together Soyinka scholars from across the globe to throw new light on major issues and concerns in Soyinka studies. These include Soyinka’s embeddedness in metaphysics and his ritual theory of drama, the relation between post-colonial theory and embodied practice, a critique of the ‘culturalist’ argument in Soyinka’s works, his representations of gender, and his use of postmodernist play. The essays employ a wide range of theoretical and methodological perspectives to examine Soyinka’s plays, novels, and poetry, and to trace his fascinating journey from Ogunian metaphysics to proletarian engagement.


Anjali Gera Roy is Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. She has published several essays on postcolonial literature and theory in scholarly journals. She has co-edited a special issue of The Literary Criterion on “New Directions in African Writing” and authored Three Great African Novelists (Delhi: 2001).
Contributors : Ndaeyo Uko, Chukwuma Okoye, Tunde Awosanmi, Victor Samson Dugga, Eckhard Breitinger, G.A. Ioratim-Uba, Joseph McLaren, Ameh Dennis Akoh, Liwhu Betiang, Hilarious N. Ambe, Ayan Gangopadhyay, Anjali Gera Roy, Viney Kirpal, Brinda Mehta, Pushpinder Syal, Ismail Bala Garba.
ISBN 81-85753-77-6           2006           272 pp           Rs.495 (hb)