Urban Obsessions, Urban Fears: The Postcolonial Kenyan Novel
By: J.Roger Kurtz (author)Paperback
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A study of the key Kenyan novels since Ngugi published Weep Not, Child in 1962. North America: Africa World Press; Kenya: EAEP
Part 1 A brief history of the Kenyan novel: literary barrenness? the historical context; the 1960's - the first generation of novels; the 1970's - literary boom; the 1980's and 1990's - the post Kenyatta era. Part 2 Urban obsessions, urban fears: postcolonial urban geography - the evolution of Nairobi; heartbeats and afromances - popular novels and the city; following the "tramp of the damned" - the novels of Meja Mwangi; Nyapol's daughters - women and the city.
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