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Writers in politics : a re-engagement with issues of literature and society

Author: Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
Publisher: Oxford : James Currey, 1997.
Series: Studies in African literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and enl. edView all editions and formats
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This is a collection of essays by the exiled Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong'o. Topics include: language, culture and politics in Kenya; freedom of expression; images in Afro-American thought; and the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: English essays
Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo, 1938-
Writers in politics.
Oxford : James Currey, 1997
(OCoLC)606829326
Online version:
Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo, 1938-
Writers in politics.
Oxford : James Currey, 1997
(OCoLC)608846353
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
ISBN: 0852555423 9780852555422 0852555415 9780852555415 0435089854 9780435089856 043591751X 9780435917517
OCLC Number: 37552882
Notes: Previous edition: London: Heinemann, 1981.
Description: xvi, 167 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Literature & society : the politics of the canon --
Standing on our grounds : literature, education & images of self --
Literature & double consciousness : warring images in Afro-American thought --
Return to the roots : language, culture & politics in Kenya --
Writers in politics : the power of words & the words of power --
Freedom of expression : the right to write is a human right --
A novel in politics : the launching of Petals in blood --
J.M. Kariũki : a writer's tribute to a Kenyan hero --
The price of freedom : the story of a Mau Mau detainee --
Afric-Asian writers : the links that bind us --
Africa & Asia : the history that refuses to be silenced --
Culture in a crisis : problems of creativity & the new world order --
Kamau Brathwaite : the voice of pan-African presence --
Learning from our ancestors : the intellectual legacy of pan-Africanism --
Appendix. On civilization.
Series Title: Studies in African literature.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Ngǔgǐ wa Thiong'o.

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