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Postcolonial AutomobilityCar Culture in West Africa$
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Lindsey B. Green-Simms

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781517901141

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9781517901141.001.0001

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“No Danger No Delay”: Wole Soyinka and the Perils of Driving

“No Danger No Delay”: Wole Soyinka and the Perils of Driving

(p.59) Chapter 2 “No Danger No Delay”: Wole Soyinka and the Perils of Driving
Postcolonial Automobility

Lindsey B. Green-Simms

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter 2 focuses on the tragedy of motorcar accidents through a close reading of Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka’s 1965 post-independence play The Road about Nigerian lorry drivers living on the urban periphery. This chapter reads the road as a Bakhtinian chronotope – a space-time matrix – that includes various lived times of postcoloniality.

Keywords:   Automobility, Postcolonial, Globalization, Global Modernity, African cinema, Nollywood, Cars, West Africa

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