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Wole soyinka: a leading playwright and poet in his native nigeria essays Wole Soyinka is a leading playwright and poet in his native Nigeria, and in the book Myth, Literature, and the African World, Soyinka presents his view of African literature and its relationship to other literature's in the world and shows how African literature particularly represents and links to religious and November 2007 ideas and Economic Change - Oxford the African context. This book is made up of lectures given by Soyinka on related topics. Soyinka sees a political element in defining Africa literature, just as he has been fighting against the idea of Negritude while at the same time supporting the idea that there is a distinctive African literature to be examined. Soyinka finds that much recent literature has been in the nature of protest, with a sudden awakening of a new generation of writers also attacking the romanticized idea of Negritude. This is true in all forms of writing from a variety of different African countries. There is a wide variety of staged theater in Africa, including not only written plays but also storytelling, puppetry, and ritual drama. With the arrival of Christian missionary groups in the nineteenth century, traditional forms were supplemented with the development of folk operas, based on the entertainment in the churches. Theater remains more traditional in rural areas while theater in the cities is more concerned with drama and Economic Change - Oxford an intense nature, such as the conflict brought about by opposing cultures: A major proportion of black theater in South Africa deals with, African drama differs from the drama of Europe in terms of the different modes of thinking. There is a cast of Western Aspirations is a habit of compartmentalizing. There is an African sense of ritual and space that is very different. (37-30) Theater is one of the first arenas in which we know that human beings attempted to come to terms with the spatial phenomenon of .