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Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Author: Simon Gikandi
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series: Cambridge studies in African and Caribbean literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Simon Gikandi's study offers a comprehensive analysis of all Ngugi's published work and explores the development of the major novels and plays against a background of colonialism and decolonization in Kenya. Gikandi places the works in a context that examines the way they engage with the changing history of Africa. Tracing Ngugi's career from the 1960s through to his role in shaping a radical culture in East Africa  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo; Ngũgı̃ wa Thiong'o; Ng*ug*i wa Thiongʼo; Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo; Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Gikandi
ISBN: 052148006X 9780521480062
OCLC Number: 42290651
Description: xii, 328 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: reading texts and contexts --
Narrative and nationalist desire: early short stories and The river between --
Educating colonial subjects: the "emergency stories" and Weep not, child --
Representing decolonization: A grain of wheat --
The poetics of cultural production: the later short stories and Petals of blood --
Performance and power: the plays --
The prisonhouse of culture: Detained and Devil on the cross --
The work of art in exile: Matigari --
Writing freedom: essays and criticism --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in African and Caribbean literature.
Responsibility: Simon Gikandi.
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A comprehensive study of all the works of Kenyan dramatist and novelist, Ngugu wa Thiong'o, first published in 2000.  Read more...

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"Gikandi has done historians a favor with this wide-ranging book." International Journal of African History "Solid, mainstream postcolonial criticism, Gikandias book should be [in] all libraries Read more...

 
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