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Unmasking the African Dictator: Essays on Postcolonial African Literature

edited by Gĩchingiri Ndĩgĩrigĩ ; with a foreword by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o.
Format
Book
Published
Knoxville : The University of Tennessee Press, [2014]
Edition
First Edition
Language
English
Series
Tennessee Studies in Literature
ISBN
9781621900559, 162190055X
Contents
  • Nuruddin Farah's variations on the theme of an African dictatorship / Gichingiri Ndigirigi
  • Colonialism, the modern African dictator and the postcolonial state / Nada Halloway
  • The unfaithful chronicler: on writing about the dictator in Henri Lopès's Le pleurer-rire (The laughing cry) / Magali Armillas-Tiseyra
  • Toxic fathers: Henri Lopès's The laughing cry as emblematic African dictator novel / Gitahi Gititi
  • The last king of Africa: the representation of Idi Amin in Ugandan dictatorship novels / Oliver Lovesey
  • Jacob's ladder and Anthills of the Savannah: narrativizing the internal-external dynamic of African political power / Joseph McLaren
  • The dictator and his objects: the status of the fetish in the African dictator novel / Magali Armillas-Tiseyra
  • Fimbo ya Nyayo: when the Kenyan dictator called the tunes! / Maina Mutonya
  • Diagnosing the dictator's body politic in Wizard of the Crow / Robert L. Colson
  • Performing resistance in Ngugi's Wizard of the Crow / Gichingiri Ndigirigi
  • Fraternal oppression and the "aesthetics of vulgarity" in Alain Mabanckou's Broken glass / Awa Sarr
  • "A nation of one's own": fictional indictment of cannibalistic African states / Nganga Muchiri.
Description
xxxi, 240 pages ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Statement
Tennessee Studies in Literature ; Volume 46
Tennessee studies in literature ; v. 46
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