TITLE

The Epistemology of Translation: Ngugi, Matigari, and the Politics of Language

AUTHOR(S)
Gikandi, Simon
PUB. DATE
December 1991
SOURCE
Research in African Literatures;Winter1991, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p161
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the book "Matigari". Matigari carries the tensions between the parabolic narrative and the desire for realism. This tension arises from author Ngūgī wa Thiong'o divided intentions: on one hand, he anchors his character in the "real" world of Kenyan politics because he wants to provide a commentary on the rise of the postcolonial state as an agent of repression; on the other hand, he hopes to transcend the materiality of state power and neocolonialism by positing his hero as an agent of transformation.
ACCESSION #
15521583

 

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