CHAPTER FOUR: THE MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVE I: JOSEPH CONRAD, NOSTROMO; NGUGI WA THIONG'O, PETALS OF BLOOD
- Writing from the Periphery: The Case of Ngugi and Conrad. Sewlall, Harry // English in Africa;May2003, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p55
The association of South African authors Joseph Conrad and Ngugi wa Thiongo might seem like an aberration at first sight. That Conrad has had a considerable influence on wa Thiongo is well known. Wa Thiongo's books "A Grain of Wheat" and "Petals of Blood" were readings of Conrad's books "Under...
- NGÅ¨GÄ¨'S COMIC VISION. Better, Roger A. // Research in African Literatures;Spring1989, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p1
This article focuses on various novels of NgÅ©gÄ© wa Thiongo. Ng&;utilde;g&aitilde;'s novels and essays reflect an earnestness and an understandable seriousness, given what he sees as the betrays of African aspirations following political independence, and his fiction chronicles immense...
- Petals of Blood (Book Review). Cima, Richard // Library Journal;10/15/1978, Vol. 103 Issue 18, p2135
Reviews the book 'Petals of Blood,' by Ngugi wa Thingo.
- Petals of Blood. Berman, Paul // New Republic;1/20/79, Vol. 180 Issue 3, p40
Reviews the book "Petals of Blood," by Ngugi wa Thingo.
- Re-Historicizing the Conflicted Figure of Woman in Ngugi's Petals of Blood. Roos, Bonnie // Research in African Literatures;Summer2002, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p154
Reviews the book 'Petals of Blood,' by Ngugi wa Thiong'o.
- The Resemblance of Colonial Mimicry: A Revisionary Reading of Ngugi wa Thiong'o's The River Between. Amoko, Apollo O. // Research in African Literatures;Spring2005, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p34
My essay attempts a revisionary reading of Ngugi wa Thiong'o's The River Between. The first work by a leading African/postcolonial novelist, this novel has generally been read in terms of an "English aesthetic" that Ngugi would come explicitly and decisively to repudiate in his later writing,...
- Revolutionary Temporality and Modernist Politics of Form: Reading NgÅ©gÄ© wa Thiong'o Reading Joseph Conrad. Eggan, Taylor A. // Journal of Modern Literature;Spring2015, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p38
This article challenges received wisdom regarding the politics of intertextuality between NgÅ©gÄ© wa Thiong'o's A Grain of Wheat and the novel it rewrites, Joseph Conrad's Under Western Eyes. Instead of reading strictly for their political" themes of betrayal and disenchantment, as most...
- What to Read Now: Kenya. Kamoche, Ken N. // World Literature Today;Sep/Oct2011, Vol. 85 Issue 5, p6
The article reviews the books "Petals of Blood" by NgÅ©gÄ© wa Thiong'o, "The Last Plague" by Meja Mwangi, and "Itâ€™s Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistle-Blower" by Michela Wrong.
- Mixed Reports from the Interior. Updike, John // New Yorker;7/2/1979, Vol. 55 Issue 20, p89
The article reviews several books including "North of South: An African Journey," by Shiva Naipaul, "The Joys of Motherhood," by Buchi Emecheta, and "Petals of Blood," by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o.