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Postcolonialism in the Wake of the Nairobi Revolution

Ngugi wa Thiong’o and the Idea of African Literature

Authors: Amoko, A.

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This work examines both the emergence of African literature and its institutionalization within nationalist African academies. Amoko analyzes the relationship between such institutions of literature and the processes of nationalist legitimization and between colonial and postcolonial school cultures and national cultures.

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APOLLO AMOKO Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of Florida, USA.

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"This study should be welcomed by anyone interested in postcolonial theory or African studies. Highly recommended." - CHOICE


Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Introduction: Pitfalls of Postcolonial Intellectual Consciousness: African Literature in the Wake of the Nairobi Revolution

    Pages 1-27

    Amoko, Apollo Obonyo

  • Early Fictions of School Culture: The River Between and Weep Not, Child

    Pages 29-66

    Amoko, Apollo Obonyo

  • Later Fictions of School Culture: Petals of Blood and Devil on the Cross

    Pages 67-107

    Amoko, Apollo Obonyo

  • The Theaters of School Culture: Imaging the Nation in Ngugi’s Plays

    Pages 109-158

    Amoko, Apollo Obonyo

  • Conclusion: Between Irony and Tragedy: Cheikh Hamidou Kane’s Ambiguous Adventure in Ambiguous Adventure

    Pages 159-178

    Amoko, Apollo Obonyo

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eBook 56,99 €
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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Softcover 72,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Postcolonialism in the Wake of the Nairobi Revolution
Book Subtitle
Ngugi wa Thiong’o and the Idea of African Literature
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Apollo Obonyo Amoko
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11398-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230113985
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-10546-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-28995-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 204
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