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The study investigates Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s use of resistance as a method of literary representation in his rendition of postcoloniality. The study investigates the various elements of tragedy used in his selected novels; the use of tragedy in the representation of thematic concerns in this novel and the use of the tragic form as an expression of Thiong’o’s postcolonial vision in the selected novel. With close analysis of key novelistic features such as narrative plot and structure, representation, characterisation, motifs, and point of narration, the study interrogates how wa Thiong’o uses tragedy not only as a means of evaluating the different causes of tragic conflicts but also as a means of proposing avenues for entrenching both ideological and a literary discourse in response to these tragic conflicts.

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