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Title Cultural archives of atrocity : essays on the protest tradition in Kenyan literature, culture and society / edited by Charles Kebaya, Colomba Kaburi Muriungi and J.K.S Makokha
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Contents Foreword / Grace A. Musila -- Introduction: Conceptualizing representations of atrocity in art / Charles Kebaya -- Narrating trauma in Yvonne Owuor's Dust / Edgar Nabutanyi -- An eco-critical reading of Voice of the people and Different colours / Eva Nabulya -- Locating bodies, embodying resistance: a Foucauldian reading of Wahome Mutahi's Jail bugs and Three days on the cross / Macharia Gatundu -- Derision, delirium and denied justice in Benjamin Garth Bundeh's Birds of Kamiti / Larry Ndivo -- Socio-economic atrocities in Meja Mwangi's Going down River Road and Kinyanjui Kombani's The last villains of Molo / Wesonga Robert -- Symbolism of human relations in narratives of ethnic violence in Kenya / Waiganjo Ndirangu -- Sycophants in a cannibal state: finding Kenya in Ngugi Wa Thiong'o's Wizard of the crow / Wafula Yenjela -- Negotiating the vicious cycle of political atrocities in Ngugi Wa Thiongo's Wizard of the crow / Charles K. Rono -- Gender-based atrocity in Kenyan urban women's novel after 2000 / Alina Rinkanya -- Reading the politics of violence and impunity in Pango and Kufa Kuzikana / Simiyu Kisurulia -- Political atrocity in Kenyan Swahili novel after 2000 / Mikhail Gromov -- Textual subversion in the representation of Mau Mau atrocities in settler writing in Kenya / Colomba Muriungi -- Grotesque images of colonial and Mau Mau violence in Ngugi Wa Thiongo's Weep not child and A grain of wheat / Benon Tugume -- Emergency trauma in Ngugi Wa Thiong'o's A grain of wheat / Gichingiri Ndigirigi -- Between fait accompli and eruptions of violence: Kenyan identity in Kwani's Twin edition 2008 / Miriam Pahl -- Confronting national pain and suffering through Judy Kibinge's feature film, Something necessary / Jackie Ojiambo -- Screening violence: the production and circulation of films about the Kenyan post-election violence of 2007/2008 / Robin Steedman -- Bestial zoosemic labeling in Kenyan political songs: a conceptual metaphor perspective / George Ouma Ogal., & Titus Karuri Macharia -- Reading Kalenjin popular music as a germ of ethnic violence / Kiprotich E. Sang -- Repression in the poetry of Jared Angira / Bwocha Nyagemi -- Poetry and atrocity: an analysis of three Kiswahili poets / Nahashon Nyangeri
Summary "Studies on the aesthetic representations of atrocity the world over have taken different discursive dimensions from history, sociology, political to human rights. These perspectives are usually geared towards understanding the manifestations, extent, political and economic implications of atrocities. In all these cases, representation has been the singular concern. Cultural Archives of Atrocity: Essays on the Protest Tradition in Kenyan Literature, Culture and Society brings together generic ways of interrogating artistic representations of atrocity in Kenya. Couched on interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches, essays in this volume investigate representations of Atrocity in Kenyan Literature, Film, Popular Music and other mediated cultural art forms. Contributors to this volume not only bring on board multiple and competing perspectives on studying atrocity and how they are archived but provide refreshing and valuable insights in examining the artistic and cultural interpellations of atrocity within the socio-political imaginaries of the Kenyan nation. This volume forms part of the growing critical resources for scholars undertaking studies on atrocity within the fields of ethnic studies, cultural studies, postcolonial studies, peace and conflict, criminology, psychology, political economy and history in Kenya"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Charles Kebaya holds a PhD in Television Drama Criticism from Kenyatta University and currently teaches Literature at Machakos University, Kenya. Colomba Kaburi Muriungi is an associate professor of African Literature in the Department of Humanities and also the Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Chuka University, Kenya. JKS Makokha is a Kenyan poet, critic, translator and academic. He is based in the Department of Literature, Kenyatta University
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Subject Atrocities in literature
Kenyan literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Kenyan literature -- 21st century -- History and criticism
Motion pictures -- Kenya -- History
Political violence in literature
Political violence in motion pictures
Atrocities in literature.
Kenyan literature.
Motion pictures.
Political violence in literature.
Political violence in motion pictures.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Kebaya, Charles, editor
Makokha, J. K. S., editor
Muriungi, Colomba Kaburi, editor
ISBN 0429262167