The Lion and the Jewel
Visit Wole Soyinka's Page - find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author and want to add information about yourself or book? Visit the Contact Us page and use the feedback form. This is one of the best-known plays by Africa's major dramatist, Wole Soyinka. It is set in the Yoruba vilage of Ilunjinle.
This is one of the best-known plays by Africa's major dramatist, Wole Soyinka. It is set in the Yoruba vilage 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 theme of this ribald comedy. Check out Scribid. Audiobook Check out Audiobooks. I read this for class, and I'm really not sure what to make of it; maybe discussing it in class will help me come to a stronger opinion of it.