African Cultural Practices Resemble Indian Scenes With Reference To The Select Plays Of Wole Soyinka
Keywords:Yoruba cultural heritage, African festivals, music and dance.
Wole Soyinka, one of the prominent Nigerian playwrights in Africa is notable for his contribution in bringing in the tradition and the Yoruba cultural heritage in almost all his plays. He is a critic, novelist, poet, actor and director. But he is recognized as one of the best dramatics amongst the African writers. The paper entitled “African Cultural Practices resemble Indian Scenes with reference to the Select plays of Wole Soyinka” finds out that the traditional African festivals, the Yoruba cultural dance, music and their theme reflect the traditional practices of the Indian community. The study also centers on the ritual practices and most importantly the traditional celebrations of African festivals particularly in the Yoruba society. Festivals accompanied by cultural practices, music and dance are very conspicuous in his plays. The paper argues that the celebrations mentioned in Soyinka’s plays resemble the traditional practices of the Indians.
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