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Ngugi wa Thiong'o, gender, and the ethics of postcolonial reading

Author: Brendon Nicholls
Publisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the first comprehensive book-length study of gender politics in Ngugi wa Thiong'o's fiction. Brendon Nicholls argues that mechanisms of gender subordination are strategically crucial to Ngugi's ideological project from his first novel to his most recent one. Nicholls describes the historical pressures that lead Ngugi to represent women as he does, and shows that the novels themselves are symptomatic of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Also issued in e-book format
Named Person: Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo; Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo; Ngugi wa Thiong'o.; Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brendon Nicholls
ISBN: 9780754658252 0754658252 9780754699187 0754699188
OCLC Number: 424333467
Description: viii, 213 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: A topography of woman --
Clitoridectomy and Gikuyu nationalism --
The landscape of insurgency --
Reading against the grain (of wheat) --
Paternity, illegitimacy and intertextuality --
The neocolony as a prostituted economy --
Prostituting translation: an ethics of postcolonial reading.
Responsibility: Brendon Nicholls.
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A study of gender politics in Ngugi wa Thiong'o's fiction. It describes the historical pressures that lead Ngugi to represent women as he does, and shows that the novels themselves are symptomatic of  Read more...

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'Brendon Nicholls revisits old issues such as gender and nationalism in African literature with freshness and deploys historical context in his reading of Ngugi's texts with amazing discrimination. Read more...

 
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