Death and the King’s Horseman.

First Edition of Death and the King's Horseman; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Author Wole Soyinka

Death and the King’s Horseman.

SOYINKA, Wole.

$450.00

Item Number: 1089

New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1975.

First edition of Soyinka’s classic play. Small octavo, original cloth. Signed by Wole Soyinka on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.

Based on events that took place in an Yoruba city, in 1946, Soyinka's powerful play concerns the intertwined lives of Oba, the king's chief horseman; his son, Olunde, now studying medicine in England. The king has died and Elesin, his chief horseman, is expected by law and custom to commit suicide and accompany his ruler to heaven. The classic tale of tragic decisions in a traditional African culture.

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