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Penpoints, Gunpoints, and DreamsTowards a Critical Theory of the Arts and the State in Africa

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

Ngugi wa Thiongʼo

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183907
eISBN:
9780191674136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183907.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book 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 ... More

Outside the Lettered CityCinema, Modernity, and the Public Sphere in Late Colonial India

Outside the Lettered City: Cinema, Modernity, and the Public Sphere in Late Colonial India

Manishita Dass

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199394388
eISBN:
9780199394418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394388.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

This book traces how middle-class Indians responded to the rise of the cinema as a popular form of mass entertainment in early twentieth-century India. It draws on archival research to uncover ... More

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