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The Kenyan epic novelist Ngugi : his secular reconfiguration of Biblical themes

Author: John A Anonby
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : E. Mellen Press, ©2006.
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Focuses on one of Africa's major novelists, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, who depicts and analyzes many of the tensions associated with the colonization of East Africa by Europeans.

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Anonby, John A.
Kenyan epic novelist Ngugi.
Lewiston, N.Y. : E. Mellen Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)608323074
Named Person: Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo; Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo; Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo; Ngugi wa Thiong'o.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John A Anonby
ISBN: 0773454969 9780773454965
OCLC Number: 77116842
Description: ix, 218 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword by Deane Downey; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Messianic Motifs in The River Between; 2. Deliverance Delayed: Weep Not, Child; 3. From the Exodus to the Passion: A Grain of Wheat; 4. Blight or Blossoms in the Promised Land: Ngugi's Petals of Blood; 5. Vanity Fair Revisited: Ngugi's Transposition of Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress in Devil on the Cross; 6. Matigari: "The Gospel According to Ngugi"; Bibliography; Topical Index; Index of Proper Names.
Responsibility: John A. Anonby.
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