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· Wole Soyinka
· Background history
· What telephone conversation is about
· Telephone conversation analysed part 1
· Telephone conversation analysed part 2
· Telephone conversation analysed part 3
· Glossary
· Conclusion
· The End…read more

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· This poem Is called Telephone Conversation.
This reflects on the structure of the poem,
because it is long and doesn't have any
stanzas, it is all just one paragraph. The
themes of the poem are
· How the colonizers always had a higher
position than the Africans.
· How the colonizers thought they ruled the
· Superiority and inferiority.…read more

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Wole Soyinka was born in Abeokuta, southern west Nigeria, which
was then a British colony on the 13 July 1934. the Nigerian writer,
poet and playwright won the noble prize in literature in 1986, the first
African to be honoured. The Soyinkas were members of the Yoruba
His father was the headmaster of St. Peter's Primary School and his
mother was a shopkeeper and respected political figure in the
He was the second of six children. In 1939 when Wole was barely
five years old, World War 2 erupted.…read more

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· During the Second World War, all the
men went to war and ended up dying.
· This caused the women of Britain to
take over all the men's jobs.
· Nevertheless, Britain needed more
people to take over the womens jobs
such as labour work or receptionist.
· Therefore, people from all over the
world such as Pakistan, Bangladesh,
Africa etc. came over to do work for
cheap wages.
· The poem is about an African man who
wanted to rent a room in Britain so he
can migrate to Britain and do work.…read more

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What is Telephone Conversation
about ...
· You can tell the poem is about the poet
because it is in first person.
· He talks about his views of the
· The structure does not look like the one
of a poem, instead it looks like a story
because speech marks are used, there
are no rhyming words either.…read more

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