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Something torn and new : an African renaissance

Author: Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
Publisher: New York : BasicCivitas Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Novelist Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o has been a force in African literature for decades: Since the 1970s, when he gave up the English language to commit himself to writing in African languages, his foremost concern has been the critical importance of language to culture. Here, Ngugi explores Africa's historical, economic, and cultural fragmentation by slavery, colonialism, and globalization. Throughout this tragic history,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
ISBN: 9780465009466 0465009468
OCLC Number: 246894531
Description: xi, 162 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Dismembering practices : planting European memory in America --
Re-membering visions --
Memory, restoration, and African renaissance --
From color to social consciousness : South Africa in the black imagination.
Responsibility: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o.

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"One of Africa's greatest writers" (San Francisco Chronicle) makes an impassioned plea for the resurrection of African language--and African culture itself  Read more...

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