Автор: Ngugi wa Thiong`o Название: A Grain of Wheat ISBN: 0141186992 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141186993 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1319 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A novel that portrays several characters in a village whose intertwined lives are transformed by the 1952-1960 Emergency in Kenya. It features a reticent Mugo, the village`s chosen hero and a man haunted by a terrible secret.
Автор: Ngugi wa Thiong`o Название: Devil on the Cross ISBN: 0143107364 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143107361 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1632 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: Thiong`O N. et al Название: Weep Not, Child ISBN: 0143106694 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143106692 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1806 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: Thiong`O, Ngugi Wa Название: Petals of Blood ISBN: 0143039172 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143039174 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1919 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.
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