Penpoints, Gunpoints and Dreams: Towards a Critical Theory of the Arts and the State in Africa (BOK)

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Penpoints, Gunpoints, and Dreams explores the relationship between art and political power in society, taking as its starting point the experience of writers in contemporary Africa, where they are often seen as the enemy of the postcolonial state. This study, in turn, raises the wider issues of the relationship between the state of art and the art of the state, particularly in their struggle for the control of performance space in territorial, temporal, social, and even psychic contexts. Kenyan writer, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, calls for the alliance of art and people power, freedom and dignity against the encroachments of modern states. Art, he argues, needs to be active, engaged, insistent on being what it has always been, the embodiment of dreams for a truly human world.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 1998 Forlag
Oxford University Press
ISBN 9780198183907 Antall sider 152
Dimensjoner 13,8cm x 21,6cm x 1,8cm Vekt 350 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Cultural studies, Literary studies: general, Politics & government, Theory of art