Death and the King's Horseman

by Wole Soyinka

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Death and the King's Horseman

Based on real events that took place in Oyo, the ancient Yoruba city of Nigeria, in 1946. Simon Pilkings, a well-meaning District Officer, intervenes to prevent a ritual suicide of the Yoruba chief, Elesin - a sacrificial suicide demanded by the death of the king.

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Language: EN

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