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The Kenyan Epic Novelist Ngugi His Secular Reconfiguration of Biblical Themes by John A. Anonby

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Published by Edwin Mellen Pr .
Written in English


  • Novels, other prose & writers: from c 1900 -,
  • Kenya,
  • African,
  • Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - General,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • 1938-,
  • Allusions in literature,
  • Ethics,
  • Ngäugäi wa Thiong®o,,
  • Secularism in literature,
  • English

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages218
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10971032M
ISBN 100773454969
ISBN 109780773454965

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Ngugi's first novel, Weep Not, Child, fictionalizes a crucial period in the Kenyan struggle, the Mau Mau emergency (). In this rebellion, Kenyans took arms against the English colonial government, which had relegated them to work as laborers or subsistence farmers. Decolonising the Mind: the Politics of Language in African Literature (Heinemann Educational, ), by the Kenyan novelist and post-colonial theorist Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, is a collection of essays about language and its constructive role in national culture, history, and book, which advocates linguistic decolonization, is one of Ngũgĩ's best-known and most-cited non-fiction Author: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o.   History has always inspired Ngugi, a novelist, playwright, essayist and children’s author who, as James Ngugi, was a pioneer of the African novel in English in the : Maya Jaggi.   Buy The Kenyan Epic Novelist Ngugi by John A. Anonby from Waterstones today! Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £Pages: