The Resource Urban obsessions, urban fears : the postcolonial Kenyan novel, J. Roger Kurtz

Urban obsessions, urban fears : the postcolonial Kenyan novel, J. Roger Kurtz

Label
Urban obsessions, urban fears : the postcolonial Kenyan novel
Title
Urban obsessions, urban fears
Title remainder
the postcolonial Kenyan novel
Statement of responsibility
J. Roger Kurtz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Kurtz's analysis of the development of the Kenyan novel in English emphasizes the historical contingencies affecting the production of literature in Kenya, and how succeeding generations have drawn from and expanded the thematic repertoire established by the "first generation" of works in the 1960s
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kurtz, John Roger
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9381.4
LC item number
.K87 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kenyan fiction (English)
  • Literature and society
  • Rural-urban migration in literature
  • City and town life in literature
  • Cities and towns in literature
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Postcolonialism
  • Literature and society
  • Roman kenyan (anglais)
  • Littérature et société
  • Exode rural dans la littérature
  • Vie urbaine dans la littérature
  • Villes dans la littérature
  • Décolonisation dans la littérature
  • Migration <Motiv>
  • Roman
  • Stadt <Motiv>
  • Roman kényan de langue anglaise
  • Littérature et société
  • Exode rural
  • Vie urbaine
  • Villes
  • Décolonisation
  • Postcolonialisme
  • Cities and towns in literature
  • City and town life in literature
  • Kenyan fiction (English)
  • Literature and society
  • Postcolonialism
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Rural-urban migration in literature
  • Kenia
  • Englisch
  • Kenya
Label
Urban obsessions, urban fears : the postcolonial Kenyan novel, J. Roger Kurtz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [163]-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. The city, the novel, and postcolonial Kenya -- pt. I.A brief history of the Kenyan novel -- ch. 1. Literary barrenness? : the historical context -- ch. 2. The 1960s : first generation novels -- ch. 3. The 1970s : Kenya's literary boom -- ch. 4. The 1980s and 1990s : the post-Kenyatta era -- pt. II. Urban obsessions, urban fears -- ch. 5. Postcolonial urban geography : the evolution of Nairobi -- ch. 6. Heartbeats and Afromances : popular novels and the city -- ch. 7. Tracking the "Tramp of the damned" : the novels of Meja Mwangi -- ch. 8. Nyapol's daughters : women and the city -- ch. 9. Conclusions : the city and the postcolonial imagination -- pt. III. The novels -- An annotated bibliography of the Kenyan novel
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780865436565
Lccn
98034805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39368585
  • (OCoLC)ocm39368585
Label
Urban obsessions, urban fears : the postcolonial Kenyan novel, J. Roger Kurtz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [163]-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. The city, the novel, and postcolonial Kenya -- pt. I.A brief history of the Kenyan novel -- ch. 1. Literary barrenness? : the historical context -- ch. 2. The 1960s : first generation novels -- ch. 3. The 1970s : Kenya's literary boom -- ch. 4. The 1980s and 1990s : the post-Kenyatta era -- pt. II. Urban obsessions, urban fears -- ch. 5. Postcolonial urban geography : the evolution of Nairobi -- ch. 6. Heartbeats and Afromances : popular novels and the city -- ch. 7. Tracking the "Tramp of the damned" : the novels of Meja Mwangi -- ch. 8. Nyapol's daughters : women and the city -- ch. 9. Conclusions : the city and the postcolonial imagination -- pt. III. The novels -- An annotated bibliography of the Kenyan novel
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780865436565
Lccn
98034805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39368585
  • (OCoLC)ocm39368585

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