Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

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Ngugi Wa Thiong'o is one of the most important contemporary world writers—his name has for many become synonymous with cultural controversy and political struggle. Patrick William's lucid analysis offers the most up-to-date study of Ngugi's writing, including his most recent collections of essays. Focusing on important aspects of Ngugi's more obscure works, and drawing on a wide range of relevant theoretical perspectives, this study examines the growing complexity of Ngugi's ...

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Ngugi Wa Thiong'o is one of the most important contemporary world writers—his name has for many become synonymous with cultural controversy and political struggle. Patrick William's lucid analysis offers the most up-to-date study of Ngugi's writing, including his most recent collections of essays. Focusing on important aspects of Ngugi's more obscure works, and drawing on a wide range of relevant theoretical perspectives, this study examines the growing complexity of Ngugi's accounts of the history of colonized and postcolonial Kenya.

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Patrick Williams is Reader in Critical and Cultural Theory at Nottingham Trent University.

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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword ix
Preface xi
Chronology xiii
1 Contexts and intertexts 1
2 Constructing the community: narrating the nation 17
The River Between 22
Weep Not, Child 42
A Grain of Wheat 57
3 The struggle betrayed 78
Petals of Blood 78
Devil on the Cross 101
Matigari 121
4 Essays 141
5 Critical overview and conclusion 165
Notes 182
Select Bibliography 193
Index 203
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