TITLE

Matigari: A Tract of Resistance

AUTHOR(S)
Gurnah, Abdulrazak
PUB. DATE
December 1991
SOURCE
Research in African Literatures;Winter1991, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p169
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the book "Matigari." Readers who know the work of Ngūgī wa Thiongo will read Matigari with recognition, as if they are traveling over familiar terrain, despite some pronounced variations from his earlier novels. For example, the nature of "the struggle" is unequivocal. Ngūgī use of the Christ metaphor reveals that the mythical redeemer is a fantasy. But before peaceful means are rejected, Matigari makes a final attempt to convert the people. There has been a trend in Ngūgī writing to narrow the ironic distance between the external narrative position and the narrative itself.
ACCESSION #
15521587

 

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