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.
- Other Title:
- Essays on the protest tradition in Kenyan literature, culture and society
- New York, NY : Routledge, 2019.
xxiii, 351 pages ; 24 cm
- Kenyan literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Kenyan literature -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures -- Kenya -- History.
Atrocities in literature.
Political violence in literature.
Political violence in motion pictures.
- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
- "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.
- 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 in 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 / Robert Wesonga
Symbolism of human relations in Kenyan narratives of ethnic violence / Waiganjo Ndirangu
Sycophants in a cannibal state: Kenya in Ngugi Wa Thiong'o's Wizard of the crow / Wafula Yenjela
Mediating 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 Kaburi 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: the Kenyan social imaginary in selected stories of Kwani?05 / Miriam Pahl
Confronting national pain and suffering through Judy Kibinge's feature film, Something necessary / Jacqueline Ojiambo
Screening violence and reconciliation: the production and circulation of films about the Kenyan post-election violence of 2007/2008 / Robin Steedman
Bestial zoosemic labelling in Kenyan political songs: a conceptual metaphor perspective / George Ouma Ogal and Titus Karuri Macharia
Reading Kalenjin popular music as a gem of ethnic violence / Kiprotich E. Sang
Repression in the poetry of Jared Angira / Bwocha Nyangemi
Swahili poetry and atrocity in postcolonial Kenya: accounts of three Kiswahili poets / Nahashon Nyangeri.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Kebaya, Charles, editor.
Muriungi, Colomba Kaburi, editor.
Makokha, J. K. S., editor.
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