TITLE

NGUGI WA THIONG'O AND THE WRITING OF KENYAN HISTORY

AUTHOR(S)
Sicherma, Carol M.
PUB. DATE
September 1989
SOURCE
Research in African Literatures;Fall1989, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p347
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on Ngugi wa Thiong'o's writings on Kenyan history. Thiong'o has revised certain details and added significantly new passages in his book "A Grain of Wheat." Two of the revisions, a change in political terminology and a correction of a historical detail, hint suggestively at the emergence of Ngugi's mature understanding of the role of history in African literature and of his own role in the rewriting of Kenyan history. Ngugi intends to make his compatriots see the history of Kenya for the last hundred years as the story of resistance to colonialism, and to neocolonialism.
ACCESSION #
15519000

 

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