Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

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Manchester University Press, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 206 pages
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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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narrating the nation
The struggle betrayed
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Patrick Williams is Reader in Critical and Cultural Theory at Nottingham Trent University

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