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Moving the centre : the struggle for cultural freedoms

Author: Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Publisher: Oxford Currey 2004
Series: Studies in African literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprintView all editions and formats

Ngugi advocates a cultural shift to redress the last 400 years of domination by a handful of western nations.


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ngugi wa Thiong'o
ISBN: 0435080792 9780435080792 085255530X 9780852555309
OCLC Number: 254944680
Description: XVIII, 184 Seiten
Contents: PART I: FREEING CULTURE FROM EUROCENTRISM - Moving the Centre: Towards a Pluralism of Cultures - Creating Space for a Hundred Flowers to Bloom: The Wealth of a Common Global Culture - The Universality of Local Knowledge - Imperialism of Language: English, a Language for the World? - Cultural Dialogue for a New World - The Cultural Factor in the Neo-colonial Era - PART II: FREEING CULTURE FROM COLONIAL L EGACIES - The Writer in a Neo-colonial State - Resistance ot Damnation: The Role of Intellectual Workers - The Role of the Scholar in the Development of African Literatures - Post-colonial Politics & Culture - In Moi's Kenya, Hi story is Subversive - From the Corridors of Silence: The E xile Writes Back - Imperialism & Revolution: Movements for Social Change. (Part contents)
Series Title: Studies in African literature.
Responsibility: Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo


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If reading Ngugi's fiction can stir people from stupor, reading his non-fiction works can only do that in greater measure. He has significantly contributed to moving the center through his many years Read more...

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