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Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo

Author: Oliver Lovesey
Publisher: New York : Twayne Publishers, ©2000.
Series: Twayne's world authors series, TWAS 890.; Twayne's world authors series., African literature.
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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; Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo; Ngugi wa Thiong'o.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Lovesey
ISBN: 0805716955 9780805716955
OCLC Number: 42597702
Description: xiii, 164 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Kenyan history, Ngugi's life and career, Ngugi and postcolonial studies --
(Re)writing history: early fiction --
Mau Mau aesthetics: later fiction --
Performing revolution: plays and film --
Armed words for mental decolonization: nonfiction prose.
Series Title: Twayne's world authors series, TWAS 890.; Twayne's world authors series., African literature.
Responsibility: Oliver Lovesey.

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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 in the 1970s and his imprisonment and exile in the 1980s, this book provides insight int the author's life and the historic events that produced his work."--Jacket.

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