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Albert Wendt and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o Reading and Conversation--Conversation between Al and Ngũgĩ

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Title: Albert Wendt and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o Reading and Conversation--Conversation between Al and Ngũgĩ
Authors: Wendt, Albert
wa Thiong'o, Ngũgĩ
wa Thiong'o, N.
Keywords: Cristina Bacchilega
Albert Wendt
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
conversation between Albert Wendt and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
orature and literature
show 41 morerelationship of orature to literature
the oral tradition
listening to stories being told at night
oral influence of the Bible
Bible and orality
Cain and Abel
the story of David
adaptation of biblical stories into orality
impact of the Bible on orality
Bible as literalization of orality
orature as foundation of the arts
definition of orature
orature versus oral literature
orature as legitimate
literature borrows from orature
the impact of the digital revolution on orature
online chatting
addiction to Facebook
how stories circulate
African literatures and literatures from Africa in the Pacific
world literature as a category
orthography and standardization
Pacific literature
birth of Pacific literature, having to write it and critique it
fight to legitimize literature
activism and creative writing
creative writing as activism
Words in the World
where you are is your starting point in your journey in the world
mental gymnastics of colonialism
importance of knowing where you are
I have to know where I am in order to connect with where I am going, and to find my way back

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Issue Date: 27 Jun 2013
Abstract: Albert Wendt and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o engage in a conversation regarding their literary work and on the overarching themes of the Words in the World symposium.
Rights: CC0 1.0 Universal
Appears in Collections:Words in the World Keynote Addresses

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