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According to Ngugi, Globalectics, derived from the shape of the globe, is the mutual containment of hereness and thereness in time and place.

James on this score. Terms and Conditions Privacy Statement. Globalectics adds interpretations of Fanon, Hegel, gloalectics the Marxian legacy. Odinga Oginga Not Yet Uhuru: Marx Karl Fowkes Ben Capital: Columbia University Press January 31, Language: A Biography New York Picador. As Ngugi writes a little later, globalectics calls for letting the act of reading become a process of critical self-examination Write a customer review.


This is especially the case in the choice of the material discussed: Globalectics is an outstandingly succinct, grounded, and wide-reaching study that will be of interest, and an inspiration, to many scholars, especially those working politicz teaching in the fields of globalization and of postcolonial and comparative literary studies.


In the years that followed, he became a leading advocate for writing in African languages.

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Globalectics: Theory and the Politics of Knowing

See Odinga p. Karatani Kojin Kohso Sabu Transcritique: Instructors of postcolonial literature and theory would find this book a potent working tool. View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: Herbst Jeffrey States and Power in Africa: Assertion of humanity does not redeem the master but circulates in the struggle of the oppressed.

I recommend globalecticw book to all those with a keen interest in the theory of literature from the African perspective.

Narrating the Nation London Pluto Press. Re-thinking Emancipation London Continuum. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. 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.

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 historical context. From now on it is Gikuyu and Kiswahili all the way.


In his view, globalectical reading means breaking open the prison house of imagination built by theories. While the language used to define globalectics at times approaches the mystical, at its core there is a call for a critical self-consciousness.

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. English Choose a language for shopping.

GLOBALECTICS – Ngugi wa Thiong’o

He began his career as a writer in the s and, through his criticism, ad a leading advocate for a critical rethinking of the legacies of colonial domination and its accompanying epistemologies. See Marx p. Sign in to annotate. Enter your access token to activate and access content online. A Review of International English Literature 25 2 75