Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, Gender, and the Ethics of Postcolonial Reading

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2010 - Literary Criticism - 213 pages
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This title is a study of gender politics in Ngugi wa Thiong's fiction. Nicholls argues that the mechanisms of gender subordination are strategically crucial to Ngugi's ideological project, but that his fiction also creates transgressive spaces for women.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
A Topography of Woman
11
Clitoridectomy and Gikuyu Nationalism
33
The Landscape of Insurgency
61
Reading against the Grain of Wheat
85
Paternity Illegitimacy and Intertextuality
117
The Neocolony as a Prostituted Economy
151
Prostituting Translation An Ethics of Postcolonial Reading
191
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About the author (2010)

Brendon Nicholls is a Lecturer in African and Postcolonial Literatures in the School of English, University of Leeds. He was Deputy Co-Director of the Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies.

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