Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Penpoints, Gunpoints, and Dreams: Towards a Critical Theory of the Arts and the State in Africa” as Want to Read:
Penpoints, Gunpoints, and Dreams: Towards a Critical Theory of the Arts and the State in Africa
Penpoints, Gunpoints, and Dreams explores the relationship between art and political power in society, taking as its starting point the experience of writers in contemporary Africa, where they are often seen as the enemy of the postcolonial state. This study raises the wider issues of the relationship between the state of art and the art of the state, particularly in their ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published May 21st 1998 by Clarendon Press
(first published January 1st 1998)
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Start your review of Penpoints, Gunpoints, and Dreams: Towards a Critical Theory of the Arts and the State in Africa
Kenyan teacher, novelist, essayist, and playwright, whose works function as an important link between the pioneers of African writing and the younger generation of postcolonial writers. After imprisonment in 1978, Ngũgĩ abandoned using English as the primary language of his work in favor of Gikuyu, his native tongue. The transition from colonialism to postcoloniality and the crisis of modernity ha ...more