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Penpoints, gunpoints, and dreams : towards a critical theory of the arts and the state in Africa

Author: Ngg wa Thiongo
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1998
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This study explores the relationship between art and political power in society, beginning with the experience of writers in contemporary Africa. It then raises the wider issues of the relationship  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ngg wa Thiongo
ISBN: 0198183909 9780198183907
OCLC Number: 474575198
Description: xi, 139 s. ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface ; Introduction ; 1. Art War with the State: Writers and Guardians of a Postcolonial Society ; 2. Penpoints, Gunpoints, and Dreams: The Conflict Between the Crafts of Art and the State ; 3. Enacting Power: The Politics of the Performance State ; 4. Voicing Silence: Language, Democracy, and a New World Order ; 5. Renaissance or Orature: Freeing Creativity from the Literary Colonisation of Orality ; Conclusion
Responsibility: Ngg wa Thiongo

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