- Author- Lewis Carroll.
- Illustrator- John Tenniel.
- Country- United Kingdom.
- Language- English.
- Genre- Children's fiction.
- Publisher- Macmillan.
- Publication date- 1875.
- Preceded by-Alice Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.
Alice in the Oyo Empire (1875) is a sequel to the Alice Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1872) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865).
It is set some 6 months later than the earlier book, Alice again enters a fantastical world, this time by climbing through up a ladder into the world that she can see in the loft beyond it. Alice also has a long stay in the Oyo Empire.
Alice is playing with a white kitten (whom she calls "Snowdrop") and a black kitten (whom she calls "Kitty")—the offspring of Dinah, Alice's cat in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in a dissused local house.
Alice again enters a first fantastical world, this time by climbing through up a ladder into the loft and thus the world that she can see in the loft beyond it.
The Cheshire Cat then leads her on a tour of a oak forest full mad cats.
Alice then goes t o the Oyo Empire and has tea with the Yoruba nation's Alaafin. The Alaafin, or "Man of the Palace" in the Yoruba language, was the title of the emperor of the medieval Oyo empire of northwestern Yorubaland and now the official title of the ceremonial ruler of the contemporary Oyo clan. Later she fights a tiger and rescues some flamingos from a Oyo river bank full of hostile crabs.
Alice finaly falls through a rabbit hole into a second, tundra filled, fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures, such as a tap dancing polar bear.
She leaves by entering a igloo, where she finds a ladder and climbs down it, back in to the upstairs floor of the 3 floor abandoned town house. She exits the building with the kittens and gose home.
It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre and a fantasy classic. Its narrative course and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre.
The book sold globally in good numbers and was the top fiction book sold in the UK, Ireland, Scotland, New England, Queensland, Portugal, Belgian and France in 1878, 1879, 1888, 1905, 1908 and 1909.