The entire first scene of Death and the King’s Horseman by Wole Soyinka dives deep into all these fancy accounts using metaphors, and they are difficult for me to follow even though they sound really badass! On the top of page 6 of scene one, Elesin talks about how there was “fear in the forest”… Read more Metaphor after metaphor
Collab, Equiano 11-12
“I was not many days on board before we sailed; but to my sorrow and disappointment, though used to such tricks, we went to the southward along the Musquito shore, instead of steering for Jamaica.” (Equiano, chapter 11) Equiano is mostly at sea through his “adventures” but it’s more like survival and the pursuit for… Read more Currents
Collab, 1/25, Equiano
What roles do superstition and tradition play in Equiano? What can they do for storytelling in general? “They had likewise some extraordinary method of discovering jealousy, theft, and poisoning; the success of which no doubt they derived from their unbounded influence over the credulity and superstition of the people.” (Equiano- describing Ah-affoe-way-cah, or the magicians).