TITLE

Matigari and the Rehabilitation of Religion

AUTHOR(S)
Brown, David Maughan
PUB. DATE
December 1991
SOURCE
Research in African Literatures;Winter1991, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p173
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the rehabilitation of religion. In 1967 Ngūgī wa Thiong'o said that in writing "The River Between" he was "deeply Christian" and "concerned with trying to remove the central Christian doctrine from the dress of Western culture, and seeing how this might be grafted onto the central beliefs of people." Ngūg&imacr has repeatedly provided secular explanations for his use of Biblical texts and imagery. The novels after "A Grain of Wheat" continued to make use of Biblical imagery, as in the central symbol of the cross in "Devil on the Cross," but Ngūg&imacr's attitude toward Christianity seemed less and less ambivalent:
ACCESSION #
15521593

 

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