ISBN 9789966251077
Pages 168
Dimensions 229 x 152 mm
Published 2002
Publisher East African Educational Publishers, Kenya
Format Paperback

Igereka and Other African Narratives

by John Ruganda

One day the king's men are out hunting and find Igreka, starving and neglected to such a degree that they are unsure whether he is human or animal. Igeraka soon falls in love with the king's daughter, Nyangunga, who according to some, marries a beast. The author's concern is how to present the story telling it from three different perspectives. First Nyangunga's father, the king, gives an account; the middle part of the story is told by Bubi, a second daughter who lets events speak for themselves, concealing herself, her age and gender, as narrator. Finally Nyangunga's mother describes her daughter's fate from a less compromising, feminist perspective.

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About the Author

John Ruganda

John Ruganda is a professor of creative writing, and has taught at the University of Nairobi, Makerere University and the University of North, South Africa. He is best known as a playwright, who contributed to the development of theatre in East Africa and worked with the Makerere Travelling Theatre, the University of Nairobi's Travelling Theatre and the Nairobi University Players.

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