BOOK DETAILS

Series: Studies in African Literature
Paperback: 167 pages
Publisher: Heinemann; Revised edition (June 13, 1997)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0435089854
ISBN-13: 978-0435089856
Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches

 

 

 

WRITERS IN POLITICS
Ngugi has put together a new collection under an old title. One of the completely new pieces, “Freedom of Expression,” was written for the campaign to try to save Ken Saro-Wiwa and seven other writers from execution in Nigeria. He has rewritten almost all of the other pieces which have been kept. Ngugi says “It seemed to me how ironic the title “Writers in Politics” had turned out to be. In re-issuing these essays I didn’t want to lose that nexus between culture and power which had been captured by the title.”

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