|Title||DEPICTION OF THE YORUBA RITUAL DRAMATIC TECHNIQUES IN SOYINKAâ€™S DEATH AND THE KINGâ€™S HORSEMAN|
|Authors||G. Vasistha Bhargavi|
|Affiliation||S.V. University, INDIA|
Death and the Kingâ€™s Horseman takes place in the Nigerian town of Oyo in approximately 1943 or 1944. Nigeria became a colony of Great Britain in the nineteenth century, and into the 1940s British officers kept order and protected a small group of white Europeans who lived in the country. The white expatriates and the black Africans, members of the Yoruba people, inhabited parallel worlds, each group attempting to maintain its own traditional way of life. `This article focuses on the theatrical techniques used by Wole Soyinka to express African identity.