International Journal of
English and Literature

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. English Lit.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2626
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEL
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 278

Full Length Research Paper

Deconstructing postcolonial scopic regimes: The subversion of power imaginaries in the novels of Ngugi wa Thiong’o and Sony Labou Tansi

Gilbert Ndi Shang
  • Gilbert Ndi Shang
  • Department of Romance Literatures/Comparatives Studies, Faculty of Linguistics and Literature, University of Bayreuth, Germany
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  •  Received: 13 August 2019
  •  Accepted: 12 December 2019
  •  Published: 31 January 2020


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