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African literature as political philosophy

Author: M S C Okolo
Publisher: Dakar, Senegal : CODESRIA Books ; London ; New York : in association with Zed Books Ltd. ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Series: Africa in the new millennium.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book looks in particular at Achebe's Anthills of the Savannah and Petals of Blood by Ngugi wa Thiong'o, but situates these within the broader context of developments in African literature over the past half-century, discussing writers from Ayi Kwei Armah to Wole Soyinka. M.S.C. Okolo provides a thorough analysis of the authors' differing approaches and how these emerge from the literature. Okolo argues that  Read more...
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Okolo, M.S.C.
African literature as political philosophy.
Dakar, Senegal : CODESRIA Books ; London ; New York : In association with Zed Books Ltd. ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
(OCoLC)649120306
Named Person: Chinua Achebe; Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo; Ayi Kwei Armah; Wole Soyinka; Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo; Chinua Achebe; Ayi Kwei Armah; Wole Soyinka; Chinua Achebe; Ayi Kwei Armah; Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo; Wole Soyinka; Ngugi wa Thiong'o; Chinua Achebe; Schwarze; Chinua Achebe; Ngugi Wa Thiong'o; Ayi Kwei Armah; Wole Soyinka; Chinua Achebe; Ngugi wa Thiong'o.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M S C Okolo
ISBN: 1842778943 9781842778944 1842778951 9781842778951 2869782047 9782869782044
OCLC Number: 122974244
Description: vii, 164 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A Neglected Benefit --
Literature as Philosophy: A Theoretical Framework --
Chinua Achebe and Ngugi Wa Thiong'o as Political Thinkers --
Achebe's Reformist Agenda in Anthills of the Savannah --
Ngugi's Marxist Aesthetics --
Achebe and Ngugi on the African Condition --
Which Way for Africa Introduction: A Neglected Benefit --
Literature as Philosophy: A Theoretical Framework --
Chinua Achebe and Ngugi Wa Thiong'o as Political Thinkers --
Achebe's Reformist Agenda in Anthills of the Savannah --
Ngugi's Marxist Aesthetics --
Achebe and Ngugi on the African Condition --
Which Way for Africa.
Series Title: Africa in the new millennium.
Responsibility: M.S.C. Okolo.
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Arguing that authors like Chinua Achebe, Ngugi wa Thiongo and others have helped to create a distinct African political philosophy.  Read more...

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