Описание: Wole Soyinka and Ngugi wa Thiong'o are the pre-eminent playwrights of West and East Africa respectively and their work has been hugely influential across the continent. This volume features directors' experiences of recent productions of their plays, the voices of actors and collaborators who have worked with the playwrights, and also provides a digest of their theatrical output. Contributors provide new readings of Ngugi and Soyinka's classic texts, and a stimulating new approach for students of English, Theatre and African studies. The playscript for this volume is a previously unpublished radio play by Wole Soyinka entitled A Rain of Stones, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002. Volume Editors: MARTIN BANHAM & FEMI OSOFISAN Guest Editor: KIMANI NJOGU Series Editors: Martin Banham, Emeritus Professor of Drama & Theatre Studies, University of Leeds; James Gibbs, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, University of the West of England; Femi Osofisan, Professor of Drama at the University of Ibadan; Jane Plastow, Professor of African Theatre, University of Leeds; Yvette Hutchison, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre & Performance Studies, University of Warwick
Автор: Ngugi wa Thiong`o Название: A Grain of Wheat ISBN: 0141186992 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141186993 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 848 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This volume portrays several characters in a village who intertwined lives are transformed by the Emergency in Kenya in 1952-1960. Following the village`s arrangements for Uhuru (independence) Day, the novel`s action is a series of stories within stories - myth interwoven with real life.
Автор: Thiong`O N. et al Название: Weep Not, Child ISBN: 0143106694 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143106692 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1094 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Nobel Prizenominated Kenyan writer'spowerful first novel
Two brothers, Njoroge and Kamau, stand on a garbage heap and look into their futures: Njoroge is to attend school, while Kamau will train to be a carpenter. But this is Kenya, and the times are against them: In the forests, the Mau Mau is waging war against the white government, and the two brothers and their family need to decide where their loyalties lie. For the practical Kamau, the choice is simple, but for Njoroge the scholar, the dream of progress through learning is a hard one to give up.
The first East African novel published in English,Weep Not, Child isa moving book about the effects of the infamous Mau Mau uprising on the lives of ordinary men and women, and on one family in particular.
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Автор: Ngugi wa Thiong`o Название: Devil on the Cross ISBN: 0143107364 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143107361 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 933 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Wariinga, a young woman who moves from a Kenyan town to the capital, Nairobi, only to be exploited by her boss and later a corrupt businessman. As Wariinga struggles to survive, she realizes that her problems are only symptoms of a larger societal malaise and that much of the misfortune stems from the Western, capitalist influences on her country.
Описание: For more than sixty years, Ngugi wa Thiong'o has been writing fearlessly the questions, challenges, histories, and futures of Africans, particularly those of his homeland, Kenya. In his work, which has included plays, novels, and essays, Ngugi narrates the injustice of colonial violence and the dictatorial betrayal of decolonization, the fight for freedom and subsequent incarceration, and the aspiration toward economic equality in the face of gross inequality. With both hope and disappointment, he questions the role of language in both the organization of power structures and the pursuit of autonomy and self-expression.
Ngugi's fiction has reached wide acclaim, but his nonfictional work, while equally brilliant, is difficult to find. Secure the Base changes this by bringing together for the first time essays spanning nearly three decades. Originating as disparate lectures and texts, this complete volume will remind readers anew of Ngugi's power and importance. Written in a personal and accessible style, the book covers a range of issues, including the role of the intellectual, the place of Asia in Africa, labor and political struggles in an era of rampant capitalism, and the legacies of slavery and prospects for peace. At a time when Africa looms large in our discussions of globalization, Secure the Base is mandatory reading.
Автор: Wa Thiong`o, Ngugi Название: Birth of a Dream Weaver ISBN: 1784701300 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781784701307 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 848 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: `Exquisite in its honesty and truth and resilience, and a necessary chronicle from one of the greatest writers of our time` Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieSelected as a Book of the Year 2016 in the GuardianWhen Ngugi wa Thiong`o arrives at the prestigious Makerere University, it embodies all the potential and excitement of the early 1960s.
Автор: Thiong`o, Ngugi wa Название: Birth of a Dream Weaver: A Makerere Memoir ISBN: 1846559898 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781846559891 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1273 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: As a young student, internationally renowned author Ngugi wa Thiong`o found his voice as a playwright, journalist and novelist, writing his first, pivotal works just as the countries of East Africa were in the final throes of their independence struggles. In this book, he tells about his experiences and challenges that he faced.
Автор: Thiong`o, Ngugi Wa Название: In the House of the Interpreter ISBN: 0099572249 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099572244 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 848 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: While Ngugi enjoys scouting trips, chess tournaments and reading about Biggles at the prestigious Alliance School near Nairobi, things are changing at home. He arrives back for his first visit since starting school to find his house razed to the ground and the entire village moved up the road closer to a guard checkpoint.
Автор: Thiong`O, Ngugi Wa Название: Petals of Blood ISBN: 0143039172 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143039174 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1162 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: ';The definitive African book of the twentieth century' (Moses Isegawa, from the Introduction) by the Nobel Prizenominated Kenyan writer
The puzzling murder of three African directors of a foreign-owned brewery sets the scene for this fervent, hard-hitting novel about disillusionment in independent Kenya. A deceptively simple tale, Petals of Bloodis on the surface a suspenseful investigation of a spectacular triple murder in upcountry Kenya. Yet as the intertwined stories of the four suspects unfold, a devastating picture emerges of a modern third-world nation whose frustrated people feel their leaders have failed them time after time.
First published in 1977, this novel was so explosive that its author was imprisoned without charges by the Kenyan government. His incarceration was so shocking that newspapers around the world called attention to the case, and protests were raised by human-rights groups, scholars, and writers, including James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Donald Barthelme, Harold Pinter, and Margaret Drabble.
Автор: Ngugi Wa Thiong`o Название: In the House of the Interpreter: A Memoir ISBN: 0307907694 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307907691 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1774 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: From the world-renowned Kenyan novelist, poet, playwright, and literary critic, the second volume of his memoirs, spanning 1955-1959, the author's high school years during the tumultuous Mau Mau Uprising. "In the House of the Interpreter "evokes a haunting childhood at the end of British colonial rule in Africa, and the formative experiences of a political dissident.
Автор: Ngugi Wa Thiong`o Название: In the House of the Interpreter ISBN: 1846556287 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781846556289 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Цена: 1442 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Thiong`o, Ngugi wa Название: Dreams in a Time of War ISBN: 1846553776 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781846553776 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1103 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Presents a portrait of a young boy`s experiences in an African nation in flux. Beginning in the late 1930s, this memoir describes the author`s day-to-day life as the fifth child of his father`s third wife in a family that included twenty-four children born to four different mothers.
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