PDF | On Mar 1, , Jenna Hanchey and others published Review of Globalectics: Theory and the Politics of Knowing by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o. Globalectics: Theory and the Politics of Knowing By Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o New York : Columbia UP, , pp – Volume 1 Issue 2 – Oliver. Globalectics: Theory and Politics of Knowing, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, New York: The four essays gathered in Globalectics focus on the legacy of.

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Terms and Polltics Privacy Statement. In an ever-shrinking world, this book demonstrated the need to understand the similarities and differences in the stories we tell each other.

See Sartre p. The Misdirection poliyics C. According to Ngugi, Globalectics, derived from the shape of the globe, is the mutual containment of hereness and thereness in time and place.

This is especially the case in the choice of the material discussed: The Politics of Language in African Literature A key connecting thread that runs through the essays in Globalectics is the story of the proposal, made by Ngugi and fellow faculty members inthat the English Department at the University of Nairobi be replaced with a Department of Literature. The spatial metaphor of the globe—in which, Ngugi writes, all points are equidistant from the center—allows him to gesture beyond a specific geographical or tueory context.

Globalectics: Theory and the Politics of Knowing

globalectic See also Hannah Arendt Arendt on the nation-state. From now on it is Gikuyu and Kiswahili all the way. Product details Paperback Publisher: I will be including it as required reading for the postcolonial literature course that I teach at the University of Indianapolis because I perceive the book to be germane to any course that focuses on postcolonial discourse. Top Reviews Gglobalectics recent Top Reviews.


It is, ultimately, a reading practice for which the essays in this collection function as a performative example. Globalectics adds interpretations of Fanon, Hegel, and the Marxian legacy. Share your thoughts with other customers. I recommend this book to all those with a keen interest in the theory of literature from the African perspective. Marx Karl Nicolaus Martin Grundrisse: To paraphrase him, world literature, of which the postcolonial is an integral part, is our common heritage as much as the air we breathe.

As Ngugi writes a little later, globalectics calls for letting the act of reading become a process of critical self-examination Narrating the Nation London Pluto Press.


Columbia University Press, I have the conviction that all students of postcolonial theory at college level should be given the opportunity to read this fine book. The knoing world is a better place in my view for wa Thiong’o’s brilliantly articulated theories that he has enuciated persuasively in this book.

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A Biography New York Picador. Unmasking the African Dictator. This book delves in globalectids a myriad of other literary concepts, not least of which is the symbiotic relationship that exists between Orature and Literature.

Once I finished reading this book, I wondered why wa Thiong’o has never won the nobel prize for Literature, and lf not as universally acknowledged in the world of literature. Yet his explorations remain grounded in his own experiences with literature and orature and reworks the difficult dialectics of theory into richly evocative prose.

The globe here stands for a radical reorganization of epistemological frameworks, and this makes possible the location of so-called ephemeral forms of knowing including orature and performance at the center of world literature and culture. Librarian administrators click here. Columbia University Press, in Historical Materialism.

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