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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.
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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 p. : 22 cm.
Contents: Preface ; Introduction ; 1. Art War with the State: Writers and Guardians of a Postcolonial Society ; 2. Penpoints, Gunpoints, and Dreams: The Conflict Between the Crafts of Art and the State ; 3. Enacting Power: The Politics of the Performance State ; 4. Voicing Silence: Language, Democracy, and a New World Order ; 5. Renaissance or Orature: Freeing Creativity from the Literary Colonisation of Orality ; Conclusion
Series Title: Clarendon lectures in English literature, 1996.
Responsibility: Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo.
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