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A Worm in the Head


Release date : Thursday 01 january 1987
Genre : Novel

Book ISBN number : 9966463216

Year : 1987
Column : Literature

The story starts with the incident in the river where still young the narrator loses his even younger sister. He then describes his life in school and his attempts at clinging to his job while avoiding the larger responsibilities of life.

Okello Oculi is one of East Africa's foremost and pioneering writers. Born in Uganda, his poetry belongs to the same school as that of Okot p'Bitek and Joseph Brunga. It is a school that seeks to re-assert African cultural heritage with a critique of foreign influences. His voice is both evocative of a receding Africa and a declamatory dialogue with the new Africa. There are three main themes running through this new collection: the ecology of humans, animals and the natural world; Africa's ideological ancestory; and the interaction of political theory and literary enterprise.

14,95$ / 9,95£
format : 203 x 127 mm

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