Postcolonialism in the Wake of the Nairobi Revolution: Ngugi wa Thiong'o and the Idea of African Literature by A. AmokoPostcolonialism in the Wake of the Nairobi Revolution: Ngugi wa Thiong'o and the Idea of African Literature by A. Amoko

Postcolonialism in the Wake of the Nairobi Revolution: Ngugi wa Thiong'o and the Idea of African…

byA. Amoko

Hardcover | November 17, 2010

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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. Of particular interest is Ngugi wa Thiong'o, a paradigmatic postcolonial intellectual who was instrumental in shaping both the African literary tradition and its place in the university. Amoko revises the critical consensus for a new age, suggesting that Ngugi's conflicted work belongs to an exclusionary school culture.

Apollo O. Amoko is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Florida. His teaching and research interests are postcolonial theory and literatures (with specific emphasis on African literature), critical theory, cultural studies (race, gender and sexuality studies), ethnic literatures of Canada and the United States, and mode...
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Title:Postcolonialism in the Wake of the Nairobi Revolution: Ngugi wa Thiong'o and the Idea of African…Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:November 17, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230105467

ISBN - 13:9780230105461

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Table of Contents

Pitfalls of Postcolonial Intellectual Consciousness: African Literature in the Wake of the Nairobi Revolution * Early Fictions of School Culture: The River Between and Weep Not, Child: 48- 106 * Later Fictions of School Culture: Petals of Blood and Devil on the Cross * Theaters of School Culture: Festac, the Kenya National Theater and the Kamiriithu Theatre Project, The Trial of Dedan Kimathi, I Will Marry When I Want and Kenneth Watene’s Dedan Kimathi * Between Irony and Tragedy: Chiekh Hamidou Kane’s Ambiguous Adventure in Ambiguous Adventure

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“This study should be welcomed by anyone interested in postcolonial theory or African studies. Highly recommended.”—CHOICE