Song of Lawino & Song of Ocol

Heinemann, 1984 - 152 pagina's
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Two African literary works by Okot P'Bitek available together in the African Writers Series.

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"Woman, Shut up! Pack your things, Go!" with such harsh words begins the Song of Ocol. Ocol is the westernized husband of Lawino and he responds to her lament with unabashed cruelty. Okot p'Bitek's ... Volledige review lezen

Review: Song of Lawino & Song of Ocol

Gebruikersrecensie  - Rarasraras R - Goodreads

- interesting - a lot to uncover especially in the light of postcolonialism and what it can do to people ..hehe - a loud "backward" woman vs a just recently "modernized" man - might be something that ... Volledige review lezen

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Over de auteur (1984)

One of the most eloquent crusaders for the decolonization of the African mind through confrontations with all manifestations of colonial mentality in African manners, fashion, spiritual values, and use of language, Okot p'Bitek wrote his only novel, Lak Tar Miyo Kinyero We Lobo (Are Your Teeth White, If So, Laugh) (1953), and his long satirical and humorous poems or "poetic novels" - Song of Lawino (1966), Song of Ocol (1970), The Song of a Prisoner (1971), and The Revelations of a Prostitute in his native Luo. He then produced English translations of the songs in order to be able to reach a wider audience. Born in Gulu, northern Uganda, Okot was educated at Gulu High School and King's College in Budo, Uganda, before proceeding to England in the mid-1950s, where he earned degrees from Bristol University, the University of Wales at Aberystwyth, and Oxford University. Before his premature death in 1980, Okot served as the director of the Uganda National Theatre, professor at the Makerere University at Kampala, writer-in-residence at the University of Iowa, and visiting professor at the University of Ife (now the Obafemi Awolowo University) at Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

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