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Penpoints, gunpoints, and dreams : towards a critical theory of the arts and the state in Africa; [Clarendon lectures in English literature 1996]

Author: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o.
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1998.
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o.
ISBN: 0198183909 9780198183907
OCLC Number: 312881835
Description: XI, 129 S.
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
Responsibility: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o.
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