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The upright revolution : or, why humans walk upright

Author: Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo; Sunandini Banerjee
Publisher: London : Seagull Books, 2019
Series: Africa list (Seagull Books)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Science has given us several explanations for how humans evolved from walking on four limbs to two feet. None, however, is as riveting as what master storyteller Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o offers in The Upright Revolution. Blending myth and folklore with an acute insight into the human psyche and politics, Ngũgĩ conjures up a fantastic fable about how and why humans began to walk upright. It is a story that will appeal to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo; Sunandini Banerjee
ISBN: 9780857426475 0857426478
OCLC Number: 1135221577
Language Note: Translated from the Kikuyu.
Description: 59 unnumbered pages illustrations (colour) 22 cm
Series Title: Africa list (Seagull Books)
Other Titles: Ituĩka Rĩa Mũrũngarũ
Responsibility: Ngugi wa Thiong'o ; illustrated by Sunandini Banerjee.

Abstract:

"Science has given us several explanations for how humans evolved from walking on four limbs to two feet. None, however, is as riveting as what master storyteller Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o offers in The Upright Revolution. Blending myth and folklore with an acute insight into the human psyche and politics, Ngũgĩ conjures up a fantastic fable about how and why humans began to walk upright. It is a story that will appeal to children and adults alike, containing a clear and important message: 'Life is connected.' Originally written in Gikuyu, this short story has been translated into numerous languages--forty-seven of them African--making it the most translated story in the history of African literature. This new collector's edition of The Upright Revolution is richly illustrated in full color with Sunandini Banerjee's marvellous digital collages that open up new vistas of imagination and add new dimensions to the story.

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