Call for Book Chapters: Cultural Archives of Atrocity, Deadline for Abstracts: 30th July 2016

Call for Book Chapters

CULTURAL ARCHIVES OF ATROCITY:

ESSAYS ON THE PROTEST TRADITION IN KENYAN CULTURE
AND SOCIETY

INTRODUCTION

In Kenya, studies on atrocity have taken different discursive dimensions from history, political
and human rights perspectives. These perspectives are usually geared towards understanding
the manifestations, extent, political and economic implications of atrocities. In all these cases, the NgugiGrain
question of representation is of central importance. To this end, ethnic and extra-judicial atrocities in Kenya have been widely documented, but less well known are their artistic representations. A number of creative works such as Ngugi’s A Grain of Wheat, Meja Mwangi’s Carcasse for Hounds, Muthoni Likimani’s Passbook Number F. 47927, Wanyiri Kihoro’s Never say Die, Wahome Mutahi’s Three Days on the Cross, Katama Mkangi’s Mafuta, Francis Imbuga’s Return of Mgofu, Kinyanjui Kombani’s Last Villains of Molo, David Mulwa’s Clean Hands, Wanjohi wa Makokha’s Nest…

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