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ISBN-13: 9781603291132
Publisher: Modern Language Association of America
Publication date: 12/01/2012
Series: Approaches to Teaching World Literature Series , #121
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Oliver Lovesey is associate professor of English in the Department of Critical Studies, University of British Columbia, Okanagan; author of Ng?g? wa Thiong'o; and editor of Victorian Social Activists' Novels.

Table of Contents



Oliver Lovesey

Orature in Education

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o: In Praise of a Friend

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak




Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o: A Brief Biography

Historical and Political Contexts

The Instructor's Library


Reference Works



Cultural, Political, and Historical Contexts

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o: Writer and Critic

Simon Gikandi

Gender and the Political in Ngũgĩ's Fiction

Brendon Nicholls

Ngũgĩ and the Postcolonial

Pius Adesanmi

Ngũgĩ and Kenya's History

W. O. Maloba

Ngũgĩ and Sembène: Teaching the Text of History

Patrick Williams

Language, Translation, Style

African Anglophonism, Translation, and the Teaching of Ngũgĩ's Works

Michael Andindilile

Contextualizing Untranslated Moments in Ngũgĩ's Prose and Drama

Evan Mwangi

From Imitation to Avant-Garde: Ngũgĩ's Stylistic Evolution as a Novelist

F. Odun Balogun

Classroom Settings

Location and History: Salient Issues in Teaching Ngũgĩ to Black South African Students

James Ogude

Reading Ngũgĩ on Four Continents: Relational Aesthetics and the Global Multicultural Classroom

Brendon Nicholls

Teaching Petals of Blood in a Kenyan Classroom

Emilia Ilieva

Teaching Ngũgĩ's Drama in the American Academy

Gĩchingiri Ndĩgĩrĩgĩ

Teaching Ngũgĩ's Works Written in English

A Terrible Beauty Is Born: A Grain of Wheat and Weep Not, Child

Michael Harris

Teaching A Grain of Wheat as a Dialogue with Conrad

Peter Nazareth

Text-Context: A Grain of Wheat as Testimony

Uzoma Esonwanne

Degendering the Mind: On Teaching Petals of Blood

Bonnie Roos

Ngũgĩ, Petals of Blood, and World Bank Literature

Kate McInturff

Detained and African Prison Diaries

Oliver Lovesey

Teaching Ngũgĩ's Gĩkũyũ Novels in Translation

Texts and Contexts: Teaching A Grain of Wheat and Matigari in Kenya

Peter Simatei

The Historical Context of Matigari

Ali Erritouni

Feminist Nationalism in Wizard of the Crow

Gĩchingiri Ndĩgĩrĩgĩ

Transformation through Make-Believe in Wizard of the Crow

Steve Gronert Ellerhoff

Notes on Contributors

Contributors and Survey Participants

Works Cited


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