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B.A. FIRST YEAR THE INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY CHAPTER- 14 TELEPHONE CONVERSATION BY WOLE SOYINKA NOTES

B.A. FIRST YEAR THE INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY CHAPTER- 14 TELEPHONE CONVERSATION BY WOLE SOYINKA NOTES


WOLE SOYINKA

Wole Soyinka was born in 1935 at Abeokuta near Ibadan in western 
Nigeria into the family of a teacher and a social worker. 
Both her parents were Christian. Soyinka connected to primitive 
African culture and its rich and complex heritage. Soyinka also wrote 
poetry. In 1960 his involvement with the civil war in Nigeria due to 
this he got imprisonment. he was the first Black author to be awarded the 
Nobel prize for literature in 1986

Telephone Conversation ( SUMMARY )

The Telephone Conversation Between Poet And Land 
Lady Is Told In This Poem. The Poet Is Taking An 
Apartment For Rent And Before Shifting To That 
Apartment He Wants To Do All Kinds Of Consolation To 
The Land Lady. He Talks To The Land Lady Over The Phone.
Land Lady Stays Away From The Apartment. This Is An Advantage For 
The Poet. Because The Poet Lives In Such A Society, There Is Too 
Much Racial Discrimination, So He Wanted To Tell The Landlady About His Complexion.
The Poet Tells The Landlady That He Is An  African Origin. The 
Landlord Stays Silent For A Long Time After That She Says How Dark You Are ?
The Poet Feels That He Has Heard Something Wrong. He Says Can You 
Speak A Little Higher 
Landlady Again Comes Round How Dark You Are ?
The Poet Feels Very Bad On Hearing This And Got Angry.
The Poet Says That “West Africa Sepia” Is Written On My Passport
Landlady Says I Do Not Understand What Color It Is. 
He Says It Is Brown Color. Landlady Says It Means Dark Black
Landlady Says You Are Full Black Or Half Black, Does Anyone Ever Think What 
The Landlord Is Trying To Say, Is She Giving Me Options A And B.
Now He Understand What The Landlady Wants To Say, He Tells The Landlady 
That His Face Is Brown But Her Palms And The Soles Of Her Feet Are White.
Before The Woman Hangs Up He Said By Sitting Again And Again, His Wit Is Black.
This Is The End Of Poem. 
In This Poem, We Get To Know How Racial 
Discrimination Is Spread In The Society 
And How Much Black People Have To Face Because 
Of Their Black Color In This Society.

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