I Will Marry When I Want

Author by : Ngũgĩ wa Mĩriĩ
Languange : en
Publisher by : Heinemann
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Description : This is the renowned play that was developed with Kikuyu villagers at the Kamiriithu Cultural Centre at Limuru.


I Will Marry When I Want

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Languange : en
Publisher by : East African Publishers
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I Will Marry When I Want

Author by : Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
Languange : en
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The World Of Ng G Wa Thiong O

Author by : Charles Cantalupo
Languange : en
Publisher by : Africa World Press
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Description : Inspired by the work of Ngugi wa Thiong'o, this collection of twelve essays and two interviews surveys the wide variety of Ngugi's work from his earliest writings to his most recent - including essays, all his novels, and his writings for children. Also included are extensive discussions of Ngugi's writings in English and Gikuyu, his use of oral literary techniques, his tragic exile, and his revolutionary politics.


African Drama And Performance

Author by : John Conteh-Morgan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Indiana University Press
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Description : This title explores the diversity of the performing arts in Africa and the diaspora, from studies of major dramatic authors and formal literary dramas to improvisational theatre and popular video films.


Ngugi Wa Thiong O Gender And The Ethics Of Postcolonial Reading

Author by : Brendon Nicholls
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : 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 cultural conditions that they address. Reading Ngugi's fiction in terms of its Gikuyu allusions and references, a gendered narrative of history emerges that creates transgressive spaces for women. Nicholls bases his discussion on moments during the Mau Mau rebellion when women's contributions to the anticolonial struggle could not be reduced to a patriarchal narrative of Kenyan history, and this interpretive maneuver permits a reading of Ngugi's fiction that accommodates female political and sexual agency. Nicholls contributes to postcolonial theory by proposing a methodology for reading cultural difference. This methodology critiques cultural practices like clitoridectomy in an ethical manner that seeks to avoid both cultural imperialism and cultural relativisim. His strategy of 'performative reading,' that is, making the conditions of one text (such as folklore, history, or translation) active in another (for example, fiction, literary narrative, or nationalism), makes possible an ethical reading of gender and of the conditions of reading in translation.


Globalectics

Author by : Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
Languange : en
Publisher by : Columbia University Press
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Description : A masterful writer working in many genres, Ngugi wa Thiong'o entered the East African literary scene in 1962 with the performance of his first major play, The Black Hermit, at the National Theatre in Uganda. In 1977 he was imprisoned after his most controversial work, Ngaahika Ndeenda (I Will Marry When I Want), produced in Nairobi, sharply criticized the injustices of Kenyan society and unequivocally championed the causes of ordinary citizens. Following his release, Ngugi decided to write only in his native Gikuyu, communicating with Kenyans in one of the many languages of their daily lives, and today he is known as one of the most outspoken intellectuals working in postcolonial theory and the global postcolonial movement. In this volume, Ngugi wa Thiong'o summarizes and develops a cross-section of the issues he has grappled with in his work, which deploys a strategy of imagery, language, folklore, and character to "decolonize the mind." Ngugi confronts the politics of language in African writing; the problem of linguistic imperialism and literature's ability to resist it; the difficult balance between orality, or "orature," and writing, or "literature"; the tension between national and world literature; and the role of the literary curriculum in both reaffirming and undermining the dominance of the Western canon. Throughout, he engages a range of philosophers and theorists writing on power and postcolonial creativity, including Hegel, Marx, Lévi-Strauss, and Aimé Césaire. Yet his explorations remain grounded in his own experiences with literature (and orature) and reworks the difficult dialectics of theory into richly evocative prose.


Matigari

Author by : Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Languange : en
Publisher by : Heinemann
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Description : "Lyrical and hilarious in turn, Matigari is a memorable satire on the betrayal of human ideals and on the bitter experience of post-independence African society"--Publisher's blurb.


The Bible In Africa

Author by : Gerald O. West
Languange : en
Publisher by : BRILL
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Description : Africa has made the Bible its own. This comprehensive volume explores the many ways in which this took place. Essays by a range of African scholars provide access to resources not readily available outside of the African continent. This publication has also been published in paperback, please click here for details.


The River Between

Author by : Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Languange : en
Publisher by : Heinemann
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Description : Christian missionaries attempt to outlaw the female circumcision ritual and in the process create a terrible rift between the two Kikuyu communities on either side of the river.