Ngugi wa Thiong’o: An Anthology of Recent Criticism
Edited by Mala Pandurang
This critical anthology of recent essays interrogates Ngugi wa Thiong’o both as a trailblazing creative writer and a pioneering intellectual activist. It problematizes and revaluates several major aspects of Ngugi’s craft and concerns including his critique of today’s nation states and contribution to postcolonial theorizing, his aesthetics of literature as a weapon against multiple structures of oppression, his commitment to the processes of cultural and linguistic decolonization, his use of a wide range of allegorical narrative modes to counter the pressure of the global flow of hegemonic capital, and his optimistic faith that ‘measures human progress in terms of the quality of human life’.


Mala Pandurang is Head of the Department of English at Dr BMN College of Home Science. Mumbai. She is visiting faculty at the Postgraduate Departments of the University of Mumbai and the SNDT Women’s University. She is a Post-doctoral Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn. She has taught at the Department of Comparative Literature, University of Texas at Austin, as Fulbright Visiting Professor. She is currently a Senior Fellow supervising a project under the Youth Fellowship program of PUKAR (Promotion of Urban Knowledge and Research). Her publications include Chinua Achebe : Recent Criticism (2006); Mediating Indian Writing in English: German Responses (co-ed) (2005); Vikram Seth: Multiple Locations, Multiple Affiliations (2002); Articulating Gender (2000) (co-ed); and Postcolonial African Fiction: The Crisis of Consciousness (1997).


Contributors : Ademola O. Dasylva, Anjali Gera Roy, Anke Bartels, Austine Amanze Akpuda, Debasish Lahiri, Dul Johnson, Kwado Osei-Nyame Jnr, Lanrele Bamidele, Ojo Olorunleke, PadmaMalini S. Raghavan, Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo, Peter Simatei, Saurav Dasthakur.
ISBN 81-85753-83-0           2007           232 pp           Rs.560 (hb)