Land, Freedom and Fiction
History and Ideology in Kenya

Maughan-Brown, David
Publisher:  Zed
Pages:  272pp   ISBN:  0-86232-408-4
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX18818

A unique exploration of the contrasting ways in which the Mau Mau struggle for land and independence was mirrored in the novels of settler writers, English authors at home, and subsequently indigenous Kenyan novelists. The author explores the relationships between historical events, the myths that are cultivated to serve particular social interests, and literary creation.

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