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Title:Wahome Mutahi's world
Editors:Maupeu, HervéISNI
Mutahi, PatrickISNI
Series:East African monographs
City of publisher:Nairobi
Publisher:Transafrica Press
ISBN:9966940960; 9789966940964
Geographic term:Kenya
popular literature
About person:Wahome MutahiISNI
Abstract:This book brings together reflections on the life and writings of Kenyan journalist, humorist, literary writer and political satirist Wahome Mutahi (1954-2003). Mutahi's life is juxtaposed with historical, political and social events providing a critical background for his writing and the power of his carnivalesque aesthetics. Contributions: Introduction (Patrick Mutahi); Whispers redivivus (Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye); Imagining and constructing audiences: the making of Wahome 'the product' (Patrick Mutahi); Religious whispers in Wahome Mutahi's works (Patrick Mbataru); Wahome Mutahi: (hi)story and popular literature in Kenya (George Ogola); Son of Nyaituga (Kioko wa Kivandi); Why jail was good news to me: a rendition of the politics of Wahome Mutahi (Patrick Mutahi); Contesting the 'nation': whispers, ethnicity and politics in Kenya (George Ogola); Wahome Mutahi and Kenyan popular culture (Mbugua wa-Mungai). [ASC Leiden abstract]