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Author Tsabedze, Clara, 1950-

Title African independence from francophone and anglophone voices : a comparative study of the post-independence novels by Ngugi and Sembène / Clara Tsabedze.

Published New York : P. Lang, c1994.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  823 TSAB    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 155 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Comparative cultures and literatures, 1070-955X ; vol. 3
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-155).
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. Neo-colonial Exploitation and Class Conflict in the Novels of Ngugi -- Ch. 3. Senegalese Culture and Neo-colonial Exploitation in the Novels of Sembene -- Ch. 4. A Comparison of Ngugi's and Sembene's Portrayals of African Independence -- Ch. 5. Conclusion.
Summary In this book, the author explores the relationship between colonial experience and ideological perspective. Ngugi, an anglophone, views neo-colonial exploitation mainly in terms of the political domination of African nations by the West through its economy. On the other hand, Sembene, a francophone, sees the foreign control of the African economy as detrimental to African cultural values. However, due to the Marxist orientation of the two authors, both consider the African elite to be the perpetrators of the exploitative system imposed by former colonial powers. They believe that only a revolution spearheaded by the masses can free Africa from neo-colonial exploitation.
Subject Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo, 1938- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Sembène, Ousmane, 1923- -- Criticism and interpretation
Literature, Comparative -- African (English) and African (French)
Literature, Comparative -- African (French) and African (English)
Senegal in literature.
Kenya in literature.
ISBN 0820422207 (alk. paper)