TITLE

Neocolonialism and the betrayal plot in A Grain of Wheat: Ngugi wa Thiong' o's re-vision of Under

AUTHOR(S)
Caminero-Santangelo, Byron
PUB. DATE
March 1998
SOURCE
Research in African Literatures;Spring98, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p139
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
Provides information on the literary relationship between Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Joseph Conrad focusing on the critical explorations of the similarities between `A Grain of Wheat and `Under Western Eyes'. Information on the imperative for Ngugi's warning against neocolonialism.
ACCESSION #
217697

 

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