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Author Ogude, James
Title Ngugi's novels and African history : narrating the nation / James Ogude
Imprint London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 1999
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib 2F  823 N4994og 1999    AVAILABLE    30500101032160
Descript viii, 183 p. ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-175) and index
TABLE OF CONTENTS -- Writing back and the restoration of a community/nation -- Ngugi's concept of history -- The changing nature of allegory in Ngugi's novels -- Character portrayal in Ngugi's novels -- The use of popular forms and the search for relevance -- Allegory, romance, and the nation: women as allegorical figures in Ngugi's novels -- Ngugi's portrayal of the community, heroes, and the oppressed
Subject Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, 1938- -- Knowledge -- History
Historical fiction, Kenyan (English) -- History and criticism
Literature and history -- Africa -- History -- 20th century
Literature and history -- Kenya -- History -- 20th century
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, 1938- -- Fictional works
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