Creative Writing (Social History of Africa Series): Translation, Bookkeeping, and the Work of Imagination in Colonial Kenya / Edition 1

Creative Writing (Social History of Africa Series): Translation, Bookkeeping, and the Work of Imagination in Colonial Kenya / Edition 1

by Derek Peterson
     
 

This book explores how different kinds of texts were interpreted, used, and recomposed in real-life political discourse.See more details below

Overview

This book explores how different kinds of texts were interpreted, used, and recomposed in real-life political discourse.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325071312
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
01/20/2004
Series:
Social History of Africa Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations

Preface and Acknowledgements

Introduction: Texts and Contexts

Colonialism and Comparative Religion in Gikuyuland

The Word in Translation: Generational Politics after the First World War

Making and Unmaking the Gikuyu: Imagined Community and Local History in the 1920s

Writing Gikuyu: The Politics of Orthography and Grammar

Contracting Colonialism: English, Bureaucracy, and Political Theory in Independent Schooling

Wordy Women: Gender Trouble and Oral Politics in the East African Revival

Writing in Revolution: Bureaucracy, Unity, and Sovereignty in Mau Mau

Ngugi's Compositions in Gikuyu

Conclusion: Writing and the Work of Imagination

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