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The Resource Minutes of glory, and other stories, Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo

Minutes of glory, and other stories, Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo

Label
Minutes of glory, and other stories
Title
Minutes of glory, and other stories
Statement of responsibility
Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, although renowned for his novels, memoirs, and plays, honed his craft as a short story writer. From "The Fig Tree," written in 1960, his first year as an undergraduate at Makerere University College in Uganda, to the playful "The Ghost of Michael Jackson," written as a professor at the University of California, Irvine, these collected stories reveal a master of the short form. Covering the period of British colonial rule and resistance in Kenya to the bittersweet experience of independence--and including two stories that have never before been published in the United States-- Ngũgĩ's collection features women fighting for their space in a patriarchal society, big men in their Bentleys who have inherited power from the British, and rebels who still embody the fighting spirit of the downtrodden. One of Ngũgĩ's most beloved stories, "Minutes of Glory," tells of Beatrice, a sad but ambitious waitress who fantasizes about being feted and lauded over by the middle-class clientele in the city's beer halls. Her dream leads her on a witty and heartbreaking adventure. Published for the first time in America, Minutes of Glory and Other Stories is a major literary event that celebrates the storytelling might of one of Africa's best-loved writers. -- Provided by publisher
  • A collection of short stories by the Kenyan writer covering the period of British colonial rule and resistance in Kenya to the experience of independence and including two stories that have never before been published in the United States--Provided by publisher
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Has edition
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9381.9.N45
LC item number
S43 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Kenya
Label
Minutes of glory, and other stories, Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom in the Heinemann African Writers Series as Secret Lives and Other Stories, 1975."
Bar code
  • 31223127108174
  • 31223131104763
  • 31223127108315
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Goodbye Africa
  • Minutes of glory
  • Wedding at the cross
  • A Mercedes funeral
  • The Mubenzi tribesman
  • Without a shadow of doubt: my first lesson in art and film
  • The ghost of Michael Jackson
  • Mugumo
  • And the rain came down!
  • Gone with the drought
  • The village priest
  • The black bird
  • The martyr
  • The return
  • A meeting in the dark
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9781620974650
Lccn
2018052222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-sscp20190325-060
System control number
(OCoLC)1061871781
Label
Minutes of glory, and other stories, Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom in the Heinemann African Writers Series as Secret Lives and Other Stories, 1975."
Bar code
  • 31223127108174
  • 31223131104763
  • 31223127108315
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Goodbye Africa
  • Minutes of glory
  • Wedding at the cross
  • A Mercedes funeral
  • The Mubenzi tribesman
  • Without a shadow of doubt: my first lesson in art and film
  • The ghost of Michael Jackson
  • Mugumo
  • And the rain came down!
  • Gone with the drought
  • The village priest
  • The black bird
  • The martyr
  • The return
  • A meeting in the dark
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9781620974650
Lccn
2018052222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-sscp20190325-060
System control number
(OCoLC)1061871781

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