The Upright Revolution: Or Why Humans Walk Upright

Author:   Ngugi Wa Thiong'o ,  Sunandini Banerjee
Publisher:   Seagull Books London Ltd
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9780857426475


Pages:   48
Publication Date:   10 October 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Science has given us several explanations for how humans evolved from walking on four limbs to two feet. None, however, is as riveting as what master storyteller Ngugi wa Thiong'o offers in The Upright Revolution. Blending myth and folklore with an acute insight into the human psyche and politics, Wa Thiong'o conjures up a fantastic fable about how and why humans began to walk upright. It is a story that will appeal to children and adults alike, containing a clear and important message: Life is connected. Originally written in Gikuyu, this short story has been translated into sixty-three languages--forty-seven of them African--making it the most translated story in the history of African literature. This new collector's edition of The Upright Revolution is richly illustrated in full color with Sunandini Banerjee's marvellous digital collages, which open up new vistas of imagination and add unique dimensions to the story.

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Author:   Ngugi Wa Thiong'o ,  Sunandini Banerjee
Publisher:   Seagull Books London Ltd
Imprint:   Seagull Books London Ltd
ISBN:  

9780857426475


ISBN 10:   0857426478
Pages:   48
Publication Date:   10 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
This item is yet to be released. You can pre-order this item and we will dispatch it to you upon its release.

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Ngugi wa Thiong'o is distinguished professor of English and comparative literature at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of many books, including The River Between, Petals of Blood, Wizard of the Crow, and Decolonizing the Mind. Sunandini Banerjee is a Calcutta-based graphic artist and editor who has illustrated books by Thomas Bernhard, Yves Bonnefoy, Ivan Vladislavic, Cees Nooteboom, and Easterine Kire, among others.

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