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- Ngugi wa Thiong'o and the politics of language. Pelton, Theodore // Humanist;Mar/Apr93, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p15
Profiles Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong'o and evaluates his efforts to write for his countrymen in Gikuyu, his native language. Kamiithiru theater project; Imprisonment; English as a unifying force; Comment by novelist Chinua Achebe; Mau Mau rebellion and neocolonialism; Communication as...
- 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...
- 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.
- An outpouring of respect. // American Visions;Apr/May94, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p11
Announces the `Ngugi wa Thion'o: Texts and Contexts' conference on April 7 to 9, 1994 at the Perkins Student Center, Pennsylvania State University in Schuylkill Haven. Recognition of Kenyan expatriate and New York University professor Ngugi wa Thion'o's literary works; Focus on writers of East...
- 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...
- A conversation with Ngugi wa Thiong'o. Rao, D. Venkat // Research in African Literatures;Spring99, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p162
Presents an interview with African writer, Nguyi wa Thiong'O on the status of the literature in the Kikuyu language. Explanation of the occurrence of unbroken continuity of themes in the Kikuyu writings; Remarks on the political dimensions of writing in indigenous languages.
- International Row: Hotel Apologizes To UC Irvine Prof. Reiff, Rick // Orange County Business Journal;12/4/2006, Vol. 29 Issue 49, p3
The article reports on the public apology made by Hotel Vitale to acclaimed Kenyan writer and UC Irvine professor Ngugi wa Thiong'o for being racially profiled by one of the hotel's staff in San Francisco, California. Following the incident, co-owner Chip Conley, took out an advertisement to...
- Poets, Activists, Writers Star at Kenyan Literary Fest. // Chicago Citizen - South Suburban Edition;1/5/2011, Vol. 30 Issue 9, p3
The article provides information on the annual week-long "LitFest" organized by the prize winning Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong'o held in Nairobi, Kenya.