PDF | On Mar 1, , Jenna Hanchey and others published Review of Globalectics: Theory and the Politics of Knowing by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o. Globalectics: Theory and the Politics of Knowing By Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o New York : Columbia UP, , pp – Volume 1 Issue 2 – Oliver. Globalectics: Theory and Politics of Knowing, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, New York: The four essays gathered in Globalectics focus on the legacy of.

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Learn more about Amazon Prime. See all 3 reviews. Access content through your institution. Terms and Conditions Privacy Statement. The Politics of Language in African Literature Unmasking the African Dictator. The spatial metaphor of the globe—in which, Ngugi writes, all points are equidistant from the center—allows him to gesture beyond a specific geographical or historical context.


Please login and go to your personal user account to enter your access token. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. In the piece on African cinema, for example, the most recent film discussed is from and Ngugi makes only brief reference to the rise of Nollywood and video production, leaving out the proliferation of digital technologies that are reshaping cinema around the globe.

See Marx p. Don’t have an account? Columbia University Press, in Historical Materialism. The globe here stands for a radical reorganization of epistemological frameworks, and this makes possible the location of so-called anf forms of knowing including orature and performance at the center of world literature and culture.


See also Hannah Arendt Arendt on the nation-state. Re-thinking Emancipation London Continuum.

Globalectics is an outstandingly succinct, grounded, and wide-reaching study that will be of interest, and an inspiration, to many scholars, especially those working and teaching in the fields of globalization and of postcolonial and comparative literary studies. Product details Paperback Publisher: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Popitics Ngugi writes a little later, globalectics calls for letting the act of reading become a process of critical self-examination It is, ultimately, a reading practice for which the essays in this collection function as a knowng example.

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Globalectics: Theory and the Politics of Knowing

Enter your access token to activate and access content online. This detention proved a turning point. Dossier pedagogical notes from the decolonial cracks Globaleectics Walsh decolonizing the gesture of friendship between indigenous nations Dot Tuer exhibiting the decolonial option: Globalectics may find its practitioners in contemporary conversations on world literature, but I would suggest that it might be equally—if not perhaps more—valuable to scholars working on national or regional traditions as a tool for thinking differently about the inside and outside of those corpuses.


A key connecting thread that runs through the essays in Globalectics is the story of the proposal, made by Ngugi and fellow faculty members inthat the English Department at the University of Nairobi be replaced with a Department of Literature. Assertion of humanity does ploitics redeem the master but circulates in the struggle of the oppressed. Please try again later. Sections Abstract Self-examination Coloniser and colonised Conclusion.

To paraphrase him, world literature, of which the postcolonial is an integral part, is our common heritage as much as the air we breathe. Yet his explorations remain grounded in his own experiences with literature and orature and reworks the difficult dialectics of theory into richly evocative prose. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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