Land, Freedom and Fiction: History and Ideology in Kenya - African Culture Archive (Hardback)
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Land, Freedom and Fiction: History and Ideology in Kenya - African Culture Archive (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 15/06/2017
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This now classic work examines the contrasting ways in which the Mau Mau struggle for land and independence in Kenya was mirrored, and usually distorted, by successive generations of English and white Kenyan authors, as well as by indigenous Kenyan novelists. Against the turbulent background of the Mau Mau Uprising, Dr Maughan-Brown explores the relationship between history, literary creation and the myths that societies cultivate. Spanning the breadth of colonial and post-colonial African literature, his subjects range from the colonialist authors Robert Ruark and Elspeth Huxley to the post-independence novels of Meja Mwangi and Ngugi wa Thiong'o.

Maughan-Brown's book is invaluable on many levels. He presents a concise account of the uprising and its place in Kenyan identity, and significantly increases our understanding of settler attitudes and the role of literature within colonial ideology. Land, Freedom and Fiction succeeds in showing the subtle insights a materialist approach can bring to the study of literature, ideology and society.

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781786990709
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 222 x 140 mm
Edition: New Edition


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`A book extraordinarily attuned to the impress of history, politics and ideology upon literature... This, in other words, is a major study, the kind that lasts.'
Stephen Clingman, from the Foreword

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