Critical Readings On Eastern African Autobiography


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This is a pioneer scholarly critical and theoretical text on Eastern African Life Writing Studies which will be of interest to scholars, students and teachers interested in the area of Life Writing Literary Studies, an area of study that is gaining popularity in the universities’ curriculum across the world. The book is written in accessible language with contributions from practicing lecturers in the different facets of Life Writing. It discusses works of 20th and 21st centuries connecting the old to the new. Among personalities studied include Nyerere, Ngugi, Ogot, Dawood, and Dirie.

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September 2016

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Tunia Kesero obtained a PhD in Creative Writing and Literary Studies from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. He has published critical essays on the Kenyan autobiography, and on the novels of Nuruddin Farah.

Jairus Omuteche holds as PhD from the University of Sunderland in Comparative Literature. His MA dessertatíon in Literature at the University of Nairobi, Kenya was based on the analysis of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography ‘Long Walk to Freedom’.