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The Resource Secure the base : making Africa visible in the globe, Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo

Secure the base : making Africa visible in the globe, Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo

Label
Secure the base : making Africa visible in the globe
Title
Secure the base
Title remainder
making Africa visible in the globe
Statement of responsibility
Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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.--
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1938-
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Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Africa list
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  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
Label
Secure the base : making Africa visible in the globe, Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-130)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Contempt and Self-Contempt How the Word 'Tribe' Obscures the Reality of African Politics Privatize or Be Damned Africa, Globalization and Capitalist Fundamentalism New Frontiers of Knowledge The Challenge of the Pan-Africanist Social Scientist Splendour in Squalor The Global Responsibility to Protect Humanity The Legacy of Slavery Nuclear-Armed Clubsmen Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Intellectual Writing for Peace Or, the Two Rifts Revisited
Control code
FIEb17858227
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 130 pages
Isbn
9780857423139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)936338001
Label
Secure the base : making Africa visible in the globe, Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-130)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Contempt and Self-Contempt How the Word 'Tribe' Obscures the Reality of African Politics Privatize or Be Damned Africa, Globalization and Capitalist Fundamentalism New Frontiers of Knowledge The Challenge of the Pan-Africanist Social Scientist Splendour in Squalor The Global Responsibility to Protect Humanity The Legacy of Slavery Nuclear-Armed Clubsmen Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Intellectual Writing for Peace Or, the Two Rifts Revisited
Control code
FIEb17858227
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 130 pages
Isbn
9780857423139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)936338001

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