Season of Anomy

TitleSeason of Anomy
Year for Search1973
AuthorsSoyinka, Wole(b. 1934)
Date Published1973
PublisherRex Collings
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsMale author, Nigerian author
Annotation

The first two chapters present a communal eutopia. Much of the rest of the book presents current reality as dystopia, but the eutopian Aiyéró provides the possibility of something better.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, Eng.: Nelson, 1980.

Holding Institutions

VUW

Author Note

The author (b. 1934), who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986, was born in Nigeria and educated there and in England, where he earned a doctorate at the University of Leeds. He has taught at universities in England, Nigeria and the U.S. and was twice held as a political prisoner in Nigeria.

Full Text

1973 Soyinka, Wole (b. 1934). Season of Anomy. London: Rex Collings. Rpt. Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, Eng.: Nelson, 1980. VUW

The first two chapters present a communal eutopia. Much of the rest of the book presents current reality as dystopia, but the eutopian Aiyéró provides the possibility of something better. The author, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986, was born in Nigeria and educated there and in England, where he earned a doctorate at the University of Leeds. He has taught at universities in England, Nigeria and the U.S. and was twice held as a political prisoner in Nigeria.