The Resemblance of Colonial Mimicry: A Revisionary Reading of Ngugi wa Thiong'o's The River Between
- Black man's burden. Schieder, Rupert // Books in Canada;Oct82, Vol. 11 Issue 8, p25
Focuses on the book 'Devil on the Cross,' by Nguyi wa Thiong'o. Biographical and educational information on Thiong'o; Structural use of patterned ritualistic forms; Characteristics of Third World fiction; How Thiong'o's work continues to represent the different stages of his biography.
- History as weapon: Ngugi's evolving view of Mau Mau. Mazrui, Alamin; Mphande, Lupenga // TransAfrica Forum;Sept91, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p19
Focuses on the works of exiled Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiongo as an example of the use of history as a weapon for attacking unacceptable status quo. Evolution of Ngugi's portrayal of the Mau Mau uprising; Ngugi's writings as a call to arms for Kenyans to end the repression in Kenya.
- Ngugi wa Thiong'o's visions of Africa. Loflin, Christine // Research in African Literatures;Winter95, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p76
Emphasizes the importance given to landscape in Ngugi wa Thiong'o' novels. Ngugi's family background; Ngugi's description of Kenya's landscape as intimately related to the community's spiritual, social and political identity; Ngugi's novels.
- Mirrors and centers: A Rortyan reading of Ngugi's liberation aesthetics. Slaymaker, William // Research in African Literatures;Winter95, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p94
Examines Ngungi wa Thiong'o's aesthetic theories of representation and liberation from a Rortyan viewpoint in order to expose the central weaknesses of his arguments. Theory of art as knowledge about reality; Suppression of artistic freedom in nondemocratic and oppressive state; Freedom of...
- African Culture and the Language of Nationalist Imagination: The Reconfiguration of Christianity in NgÅ©gÄ© wa Thiong'o's The River Between and Weep Not Child. KAMAU-GORO, NICHOLAS // Studies in World Christianity;2010, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p6
The article examines the use of traditional and Christian religion in "The River Between" and "Weep Not Child," by NgugÄ± wa Thiong'o. It explores the struggle for liberation from colonialism, centering on disputes regarding land and freedom. It also mentions the uniqueness of NgugÄ±'s...
- Resurrecting the devil: Notes on Ngugi's theory of the oral-aural African novel. Wise, Christopher // Research in African Literatures;Spring97, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p134
Explores African writer Ngugi wa Thiongo's works on the oral-aural lifeworld and community values of precolonial African culture. Ngugi's longing for the lost community setting of his childhood in a Gikuyu village; Contradictions of Ngugi's theoretical position about the oral-aural African...
- Resuming a Broken Dialogue: Prophecy, Nationalist Strategies, and Religious Discourses in Ngugi's Early Work. MATHURAY, MARK // Research in African Literatures;Summer2009, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p40
This paper departs from and problematizes the almost exclusive focus in criticism of Ngugi's early works on Christianity and the effects of the colonial intrusion. Following Ngugi's exhortation to resume the broken dialogue with the gods of his people, Ngugi's early novels are read in relation...
- CHAPTER FOUR: THE MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVE I: JOSEPH CONRAD, NOSTROMO; NGUGI WA THIONG'O, PETALS OF BLOOD. KER, David I. // African Novel & the Modernist Tradition;1998, p75
Chapter 4 of the book "The African Novel & the Modernist Tradition" is presented. The chapter examines the novels Nostromo, by Joseph Conrad and Petals of Blood, by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o. Both novelists are very concerned with the individual. A complex network of ideas and personalities determines...
- THE REFUSAL OF AGENCY: THE FOUNDING NARRATIVE AND WAIYAKIS TRAGEDY IN THE RIVER BETWEEN. Sekyi-Otu, Ato // Research in African Literatures;Summer1985, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p157
The article focuses on the book "The River Between," by Ngugi wa Thiong'o. The book contains a complex allegory on the human relation to being, meaning, language, tradition, and action--exhibiting tragedy as a fateful misreading of this problematic relation. The conjugation of agency,...