Critical Essays on Ngũgĩ Wa Thiongʼo

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Peter Nazareth
Twayne Publishers, 2000 - Literary Collections - 341 pages
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The full range of literary traditions comes to life in the Twayne Critical Essays Series. Volume editors have carefully selected critical essays that represent the full spectrum of controversies, trends and methodologies relating to each author's work. Essays include writings from the author's native country and abroad, with interpretations from the time they were writing, through the present day. Each volume includes: -- An introduction providing the reader with a lucid overview of criticism from its beginnings -- illuminating controversies, evaluating approaches and sorting out the schools of thought -- The most influential reviews and the best reprinted scholarly essays -- A section devoted exclusively to reviews and reactions by the subject's contemporaries -- Original essays, new translations and revisions commissioned especially for the series -- Previously unpublished materials such as interviews, lost letters and manuscript fragments -- A bibliography of the subject's writings and interviews -- A name and subject index The highly acclaimed African writer (Petals of Blood, A Grain of Wheat) who illuminates the struggles of Africa and the Third World by writing about his own people, the Gikuyu.

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Contents

The Subversion of the African Mind
17
Nature as Agency in Ngugls The River Between
48
Education in Weep Not Child
80
Copyright

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