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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: I. Messianic motifs in The river between --
II. Deliverance delayed : Weep not, child --
III. From the Exodus to the Passion : A grain of wheat --
IV. Blight or blossoms in the promised land : Ngugi's Petals of blood --
V. Vanity fair revisited : Ngugi's transposition of Bunyan's Pilgrim's progress in Devil on the cross --
VI. Matigari : "the gospel according to Ngugi."
Responsibility: John A. Anonby.
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