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

Hardcover | October 15, 2010

byApollo Obonyo Amoko

not yet rated|write a review

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.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$136.50

In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

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...

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...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:October 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230105467

ISBN - 13:9780230105461

Look for similar items by category:

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

Reviews

Extra Content

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

Editorial Reviews

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