Language, Thought, Art & Existence: Creative Nonfictions

Language, Thought, Art & Existence: Creative Nonfictions

by Tendai Rinos Mwanaka


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This book comprises 19 creative non-fiction pieces and essays centred around the topics of language, thought, art and existence seen through the prism of practising artist in contemporary Africa. The collection continues with Zimbabwe’s Tendai Mwanaka’s creative non-fiction ideology of presenting non-fiction in a creative, fresh, easy reading, simple language. With most of the essays driven by personal stories, the author ably renders them accessible to a wide spectrum of readers from the scholarly to the journalistic and the general. The pieces are grouped according to the topics, with the language essays starting the book, followed by thought, existential, and art essays. In tune with the adage the personal is political, Mwanaka lets the personal drive these essays as he tries to investigate and conversationally navigate his thoughts, beliefs, feelings and experience on language, existence and art. This is an invaluable contribution to the academic establishment, social theorists, linguists, literary theorists, journalists, activists and the general readership.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789956762101
Publisher: African Books Collective Limited
Publication date: 08/13/2017
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Tendai Rinos Mwanaka is a multidisciplinary artist and writer from Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe, Published books include among others, Zimbabwe: The Urgency of Now (creative nonfiction), Finding a Way Home (stories novel), Revolution (poems). He is also a published and exhibited visual artist. He is as well, a sound/musical artist using mostly traditional instrumentation like the mbira.

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