WOLE SOYINKA: The poetry of tragedy and pessimism
By Dr. Friday Mbom
Much critical work has been done on Wole Soyinka’s dramatic and prose works, but very little on his poetry generally cryptic in nature and overpowering in pessimism. Soyinka refers to his pessimistic poetry as “the poetry of tragedy”. Dr. Friday Mbom tries to crack the esoteric shell in which Soyinka encapsulates his later poems.