NABOKV-L post 0013039, Sat, 5 Aug 2006 19:00:39 -0700

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Para-Nabokoviana: Wole Soyinka's AKE (odd juxtapositions
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"What if V.S. Naipaul were a happy man?... What if Vladimir Nabokov had grown up in a small town in Western Nigeria and decided that politics were not unworthy of him? ... AKE locates the lost child in all of us, underneath language, iside sound and smell, wide-eyed, brave and flummoxed...."

John Leonard . THE NEW YORK TIMES.

Soyinka is the 1986 Nobelist. The juxtaposition is of Soyinka's lyric autobiographic account of his childhood and VN's SPEAK, MEMORY.

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