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Penpoints, gunpoints, and dreams : toward a critical theory of the arts and the state in Africa

Author: Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Series: Clarendon lectures in English literature, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study explores the relationship between art and political power in society, beginning with the experience of writers in contemporary Africa. It then raises the wider issues of the relationship  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
ISBN: 0198183909 9780198183907
OCLC Number: 37341309
Description: xi, 139 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Art war with the state: writers and guardians of a post-colonial society --
Enactments of power: the politics of performance space --
The allegory of the cave: language, democracy, and a new world order --
Oral power and europhone glory: orature, literature, and stolen legacies.
Series Title: Clarendon lectures in English literature, 1996.
Responsibility: Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo.
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