Download Ngugi wa Thiong'o Book Wizard of the Crow PDF
  • Author : Ngugi wa Thiong'o
  • Release Date : 2007-08
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 768 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1400033845

Download Wizard of the Crow by Ngugi wa Thiong'o in PDF Full Free and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2007-08 with total page 768 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The individual stories of characters both powerful and ordinary create a kaleidoscopic portrait of postcolonial Africa in the twentieth century, in a novel set in the Free Republic of Aburäiria.

Download Cheryl Sterling Book Transnational Trills in the Africana World PDF
  • Author : Cheryl Sterling
  • Release Date : 2019-03-18
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Genre : Music
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 362 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1527531538

Download Transnational Trills in the Africana World by Cheryl Sterling in PDF Full Free and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2019-03-18 with total page 362 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume focuses on how music and arts in the global Africana world are used for political and social change. It will be an essential resource for scholars and students in African studies, Africana, Afro-Atlantic studies, diaspora studies, sociology, music, literature, politics and culture. The volume is divided into three sections, namely “Music and Politics”, “Case Studies of Experiential Practices in Healing and Education”, and “Literature, the Arts, and Political Expression”, which cross subject areas such as nationalism, political identity, post-coloniality, health, education, orality, and cultural expressivity. Diverse topics are covered, such as the African thematics of jazz, the Y’en a Marre/Fed Up movement in Senegal, the Occupy Nigeria movement, NGO activism in Brazil, and Africana performance traditions, as well as the dynamics of oral and written literature. The articles explore works by Joseph Conrad, Nathaniel Mackey, Kofi Awoonor, and Ngugi wa Thiong’o, as well as the artistic expression of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Download Brendon Nicholls Book Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Gender, and the Ethics of Postcolonial Reading PDF
  • Author : Brendon Nicholls
  • Release Date : 2016-05-06
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 222 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1317087585

Download Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Gender, and the Ethics of Postcolonial Reading by Brendon Nicholls in PDF Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-05-06 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Download Christopher Warnes Book Magical Realism and Literature PDF
  • Author : Christopher Warnes
  • Release Date : 2020-11-12
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1108621759

Download Magical Realism and Literature by Christopher Warnes in PDF Full Free and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2020-11-12 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Magical realism can lay claim to being one of most recognizable genres of prose writing. It mingles the probable and improbable, the real and the fantastic, and it provided the late-twentieth century novel with an infusion of creative energy in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and beyond. Writers such as Alejo Carpentier, Gabriel García Márquez, Isabel Allende, Salman Rushdie, Ben Okri, and many others harnessed the resources of narrative realism to the representation of folklore, belief, and fantasy. This book sheds new light on magical realism, exploring in detail its global origins and development. It offers new perspectives of the history of the ideas behind this literary tradition, including magic, realism, otherness, primitivism, ethnography, indigeneity, and space and time.

Download Gilbert Shang Ndi Book State/Society PDF
  • Author : Gilbert Shang Ndi
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 413 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 3643908423

Download State/Society by Gilbert Shang Ndi in PDF Full Free and published by LIT Verlag Münster. This book was released on 2017 with total page 413 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this remarkably meticulous work, Gilbert Shang Ndi succeeds in bringing together the aesthetic and political dimensions of the texts and in broadening interpretative perspectives in very convincing analyses. Each author is handled in his peculiarity and the theoretical ambitions of the project contribute to fruitful and innovative readings of major African literature texts by Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Ahmadou Kourouma, Ayi Kwei Armah and Sony Labou Tansi. --Prof. Xavier Garnier, U. de Paris-Sorbonne III **This title is based on a Dissertation. (Series: Contributions in African Research / BeitrÃ?¤ge zur Afrikaforschung, Vol. 77) [Subject: African Studies, Literary Criticism]

Download Peter Mack Book Reading Old Books PDF
  • Author : Peter Mack
  • Release Date : 2021-11-23
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Genre : History
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 254 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0691205159

Download Reading Old Books by Peter Mack in PDF Full Free and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2021-11-23 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A wide-ranging exploration of the creative power of literary tradition, from Chaucer to the present In literary and cultural studies, "tradition" is a word everyone uses but few address critically. In Reading Old Books, Peter Mack offers a wide-ranging exploration of the creative power of literary tradition, from the middle ages to the twenty-first century, revealing in new ways how it helps writers and readers make new works and meanings. Reading Old Books argues that the best way to understand tradition is by examining the moments when a writer takes up an old text and writes something new out of a dialogue with that text and the promptings of the present situation. The book examines Petrarch as a user, instigator, and victim of tradition. It shows how Chaucer became the first great English writer by translating and adapting a minor poem by Boccaccio. It investigates how Ariosto, Tasso, and Spenser made new epic meanings by playing with assumptions, episodes, and phrases translated from their predecessors. It analyzes how the Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell drew on tradition to address the new problem of urban deprivation in Mary Barton. And, finally, it looks at how the Kenyan writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, in his 2004 novel Wizard of the Crow, reflects on biblical, English literary, and African traditions. Drawing on key theorists, critics, historians, and sociologists, and stressing the international character of literary tradition, Reading Old Books illuminates the not entirely free choices readers and writers make to create meaning in collaboration and competition with their models.

Download Oliver Lovesey Book Approaches to Teaching the Works of Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o PDF
  • Author : Oliver Lovesey
  • Release Date : 2012-12-01
  • Publisher : Modern Language Association
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1603291830

Download Approaches to Teaching the Works of Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o by Oliver Lovesey in PDF Full Free and published by Modern Language Association. This book was released on 2012-12-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o is one of the most important and celebrated authors of postindependence Africa as well as a groundbreaking postcolonial theorist. His work, written first in English, then in Gĩkũyũ, engages with the transformations of his native Kenya after what is often termed the Mau Mau rebellion. It also gives voice to the struggles of all Africans against economic injustice and political oppression. His writing and activism continue despite imprisonment, the threat of assassination, and exile. Part 1 of this volume, "Materials," provides resources and background for the teaching of Ngũgĩ's novels, plays, memoirs, and criticism. The essays of part 2, "Approaches," consider the influence of Frantz Fanon, Karl Marx, and Joseph Conrad on Ngũgĩ; the role of women in and influence of feminism on his fiction; his interpretation and political use of African history; his experimentation with orality and allegory in narrative; and the different challenges of teaching Ngũgĩ in classrooms in the United States, Europe, and Africa."

Download Muriungi Columba Book Cultural Archives of Atrocity PDF
  • Author : Muriungi Columba
  • Release Date : 2019-05-14
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 376 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 042955723X

Download Cultural Archives of Atrocity by Muriungi Columba in PDF Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-05-14 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Studies on the aesthetic representations of atrocity the world over have taken different discursive dimensions from history, sociology, political to human rights. These perspectives are usually geared towards understanding the manifestations, extent, political and economic implications of atrocities. In all these cases, representation has been the singular concern. Cultural Archives of Atrocity: Essays on the Protest Tradition in Kenyan Literature, Culture and Society brings together generic ways of interrogating artistic representations of atrocity in Kenya. Couched on interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches, essays in this volume investigate representations of Atrocity in Kenyan Literature, Film, Popular Music and other mediated cultural art forms. Contributors to this volume not only bring on board multiple and competing perspectives on studying atrocity and how they are archived but provide refreshing and valuable insights in examining the artistic and cultural interpellations of atrocity within the socio-political imaginaries of the Kenyan nation. This volume forms part of the growing critical resources for scholars undertaking studies on atrocity within the fields of ethnic studies, cultural studies, postcolonial studies, peace and conflict, criminology, psychology, political economy and history in Kenya.

Download Simon Gikandi Book Ngũgĩ PDF
  • Author : Simon Gikandi
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 266 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1847012140

Download Ngũgĩ by Simon Gikandi in PDF Full Free and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2018 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of essays reflects on the life and work of Ngugi wa Thiong'o, who celebrated his 80th birthday in 2018. Drawing from a wide range of contributors, including writers, critics, publishers and activists, the volume traces the emergence of Ngugi as a novelist in the early 1960s, his contribution to the African culture of letters at its moment of inception, and his global artistic life in the twenty-first century. Here we have both personal andcritical reflections on the different phases of the writer's life: there are poems from friends and admirers, commentaries from his co-workers in public theatre in Kenya in the 1970s and 1980s, and from his political associates in the fight for democracy, and contributions on his role as an intellectual of decolonization, as well as his experiences in the global art world. Included also are essays on Ngugi's role outside the academy, in the world of education, community theatre, and activism. In addition to tributes from other authors who were influenced by Ngugi, the collection contains hitherto unknown materials that are appearing in English for the first time. Both a celebration of the writer, and a rethinking of his legacy, this book brings together three generations of Ngugi readers. We have memories and recollections from the people he worked with closely in the 1960s, the students that he taught atthe University of Nairobi in the 1970s, his political associates during his exile in the 1980s, and the people who worked with him as he embarked on a new life and career in the United States in the 1990s. First-hand accounts reveal how Ngugi's life and work have intersected, and the multiple forces that have converged to make him one of the greatest writers to come out of Africa in the twentieth century. Simon Gikandi is Robert Schirmer Professor of English, Princeton University. He is President of the MLA and was editor of its journal PMLA, from 2011-2016. Ndirangu Wachanga is Professor of Media Studies and Information Science at the University of Wisconsin. He is also the authorized documentary biographer of Professors Ali A. Mazrui, Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Micere Mugo.

Download Simon Gikandi Book The Novel in Africa and the Caribbean Since 1950 PDF
  • Author : Simon Gikandi
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 608 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 019976509X

Download The Novel in Africa and the Caribbean Since 1950 by Simon Gikandi in PDF Full Free and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the institutions of cultural production that exerted influence in late colonialism, from missionary schools and metropolitan publishers to universities and small presses. How these structures provoke and respond to the literary trends and social peculiarities of Africa and the Caribbean impacts not only the writing and reading of novels in those regions, but also has a transformative effect on the novel as a global phenomenon.

Download M. Krishnan Book Contemporary African Literature in English PDF
  • Author : M. Krishnan
  • Release Date : 2014-03-20
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 222 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1137378336

Download Contemporary African Literature in English by M. Krishnan in PDF Full Free and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-03-20 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contemporary African Literature in English explores the contours of representation in contemporary Anglophone African literature, drawing on a wide range of authors including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Aminatta Forna, Brian Chikwava, Ngug? wa Thiong'o, Nuruddin Farah and Chris Abani.

Download Teresa N. Washington Book Manifestations of Masculine Magnificence PDF
  • Author : Teresa N. Washington
  • Release Date : 2014-02-25
  • Publisher : Oya's Tornado
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 416 Pages
  • ISBN 13 :

Download Manifestations of Masculine Magnificence by Teresa N. Washington in PDF Full Free and published by Oya's Tornado. This book was released on 2014-02-25 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Manifestations of Masculine Magnificence: Divinity in Africana Life, Lyrics, and Literature is a remarkable study and the first of its kind. Teresa N. Washington eschews popular culture’s pimp myths and thug sagas and traces the Africana man’s power, creativity, and consciousness to his inherent divinity. Manifestations of Masculine Magnificence takes the reader to the source of power with an analysis of African Divinities and divine technologies. Washington explores the permanence and proliferation of African Gods from oppressive plantations to the empowering proclamations of such leaders as W. D. Fard, Marcus Garvey, Father Divine, and Allah, the Father. Washington analyzes the summonses to and from the Gods that resonate in the music of such artists as Erykah Badu, The RZA, Sun Ra, X Clan, and Rakim. Using literary analysis as a prism to display the diversity of Africana divinity, Washington reveals the literature of such writers as August Wilson, Walter Mosley, Toni Morrison, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, and Ishmael Reed to be three-way mirrors that eternally reflect and project the Gods, their myriad powers, and their weighty responsibilities. Manifestations of Masculine Magnificence will prove indispensable to independent scholars as well as scholars of Comparative Literature, Hip Hop Studies, Gender Studies, Africana Studies, Literary Criticism, and Religious Studies.

Download Omoko, Peter E. Book Scholarship and Commitment PDF
  • Author : Omoko, Peter E.
  • Release Date : 2018-06-14
  • Publisher : Malthouse Press
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 522 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 978555788X

Download Scholarship and Commitment by Omoko, Peter E. in PDF Full Free and published by Malthouse Press. This book was released on 2018-06-14 with total page 522 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Professor Darah turned seventy on Wednesday November 22, 2017 and to celebrate his very productive career, his colleagues and many of those he has mentored thought it appropriate to mark his official exit from the university in a dignified way by commissioning for publication, in the now acceptable festschrift tradition, the highly compelling and outstanding collection of essays titled: Scholarship and Commitment: Essays in Honour of G.G. Darah. The book is a ground-breaking collection of essays; some are couched as tributes to the ebullient celebrant, there are others on more serious discourses in the areas of literary theories and criticism, language and linguistics, popular literature and politics, the African woman, identity and contemporary realities, oral literature, the news media and cultural studies. The essays, on their own, attest to the vivacity and liveliness as well as the encouraging state of health of publishing in the Nigerian academia, which in this collection alone, parades forty-two essays in different fields or discourses.

Download Robert Spencer Book Dictators, Dictatorship and the African Novel PDF
  • Author : Robert Spencer
  • Release Date : 2021-03-01
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 276 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 3030665569

Download Dictators, Dictatorship and the African Novel by Robert Spencer in PDF Full Free and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-03-01 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the representation of dictators and dictatorships in African fiction. It examines how the texts clarify the origins of postcolonial dictatorships and explore the shape of the democratic-egalitarian alternatives. The first chapter explains the ‘neoliberal’ period after the 1970s as an effective ‘recolonization’ of Africa by Western states and international financial institutions. Dictatorship is theorised as a form of concentrated economic and political power that facilitates Africa’s continued dependency in the context of world capitalism. The deepest aspiration of anti-colonial revolution remains the democratization of these authoritarian states inherited from the colonial period. This book discusses four novels by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Ahmadou Kourouma, Chinua Achebe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in order to reveal how their themes and forms dramatize this unfinished struggle between dictatorship and radical democracy.

Download Robin Truth Goodman Book Promissory Notes PDF
  • Author : Robin Truth Goodman
  • Release Date : 2018-10-23
  • Publisher : Lever Press
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 135 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1643150006

Download Promissory Notes by Robin Truth Goodman in PDF Full Free and published by Lever Press. This book was released on 2018-10-23 with total page 135 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There is no doubt that the beginning of the twenty-first century was marked by crises of debt. Less well known is that literature played a historical role in defining and teaching debt to the public. Promissory Notes: On the Literary Conditions of Debt addresses how neoliberal finance has depended upon a historical linking of geopolitical inequality and financial representation that positions the so-called “Third World” as negative value, or debt. Starting with an analysis of Anthony Trollope’s novel, The Eustace Diamonds, Goodman shows how colonized spaces came to inhabit this negative value. Promissory Notes argues that the twentieth-century continues to apply literary innovations in character, subjectivity, temporal and spatial representation to construct debt as the negative creation of value not only in reference to objects, but also houses, credit cards, students, and, in particular, “Third World” geographies, often leading to crisis. Yet, late twentieth century and early twenty-first literary texts, such as Soyinka’s The Road and Ngugi’s Wizard of the Crow, address the negative space of the indebted world also as a critique of the financial take-over of the postcolonial developmental state. Looking to situations like the Puerto Rican debt crisis, Goodman demonstrates how financial discourse is articulated through social inequalities and how literature can both expose and contest the imposition of a morality of debt as a mode of anti-democratic control.

Download Smith, Charles Book Indigenous Heritage in African Literature PDF
  • Author : Smith, Charles
  • Release Date : 2015-09-23
  • Publisher : Handel Books
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 192 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9783703617

Download Indigenous Heritage in African Literature by Smith, Charles in PDF Full Free and published by Handel Books. This book was released on 2015-09-23 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edition commits to the depths of black identities in modern black texts. The cultural reclamation of an African origin and/or roots as tied to the solemn remembrance of the Ancestor has demanded the intense attention of enlightened black writers for the social and psychic revaluation of their generation and others that follow. In this series we further examine the status of the oral performer in African traditional societies which encouraged a wide range of human expression to create identity for members of the community Africa -and we have proposed a challenge to sustain the methods of creative transmission through the continuing presence of these African performers who are living proofs of the survival of her oral traditions, especially in the propulsion of communicative action and the communicative strength of men, women and children in the community.

Download Ernest Emenyo̲nu Book New Novels in African Literature Today PDF
  • Author : Ernest Emenyo̲nu
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Publisher : James Currey
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 196 Pages
  • ISBN 13 :

Download New Novels in African Literature Today by Ernest Emenyo̲nu in PDF Full Free and published by James Currey. This book was released on 2010 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This issue of African Literature Today focuses on new novels by emerging as well as established African novelists.