9780783804569

Critical Essays on Ngugi Wa Thiong'O

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  • ISBN13:

    9780783804569

  • ISBN10:

    0783804563

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-12-01
  • Publisher: Twayne Pub

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Summary

The highly acclaimed African writer ("Petals of Blood" and" A Grain of Wheat") who illuminates the struggles of Africa and the "Third World" by writing about his own people, the Gikuyu.

Table of Contents

Publisher's Note ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction: Saint Ngugi 1(16)
Peter Nazareth
Ngugi's Colonial Education: ``The Subversion ... of the African Mind''
17(31)
Carol Sicherman
Nature as Agency in Ngugi's The River Between
48(16)
Andre-Paul Michaud
Weep Not, Child
64(16)
G. D. Killam
Escape or Rebel? The Case for Anticolonialist Education in Weep Not, Child
80(13)
Yulisa Amadu Maddy
Donnarae MacCann
Voices of Many Together in Two: Whitman's America and Ngugi's Kenya
93(30)
Sigurbjorg Sigurjonsdottir
Prospero and the Land of Calibans: A Grain of Wheat
123(19)
Harish Narang
The Structure of Symbolism in A Grain of Wheat
142(27)
Bu-Buakei Jabbi
Ngugi wa Thiong'o's A Grain of Wheat: Season of Irony
169(18)
Kenneth Harrow
Ideology and Form: The Critical Reception of Petals of Blood
187(16)
Joseph McLaren
Ngugi wa Thiong'o's ``Journey of the Magi'': Part 2 of Petals of Blood
203(10)
Christine Pagnoulle
Recuperating a ``Disappearing'' Art Form: Resonances of ``Gicaandi'' in Ngugi wa Thiong'o's Devil on the Cross
213(15)
Gitahi Gititi
Orality and the Literature of Combat: The Legacy of Fanon
228(21)
Alamin Mazrui
Lupenga Mphande
Chanting Down the Culture of Fear: Transformation and Redemption in the Literature of Ngugi wa Thiong'o and the Orature of Robert Nesta Marley
249(12)
David G. Hulm
Ngugi wa Thiong'o's Visions of Africa
261(20)
Christine Loflin
Freedom's Children: Antiracist Juvenile Literature by Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Other African Authors
281(18)
Yulisa Amadu Maddy
Donnarae MacCann
Ngugi wa Thiong'o and the Writing of Kenyan History
299(22)
Carol Sicherman
Publishing Ngugi: The Challenge, the Risk, and the Reward
321(14)
Henry Chakava
Index 335

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