Saturday, April 08, 2006

Aesthetics does not develop in a social vacuum. The aesthetic conception of life is a product of life itself which it then reflects. A flower, so beautiful, is the product of the entire tree. But a flower is also an important marker of the identity of a particular group of plants or even of a particular individual plant. The flower, so delicate, also contains the seeds for the continuation of that plant. A product of the past of that plant, it also becomes the future of the same plant.

An Interview with Ngugi Wa Thiong'

wa Thiong'o and here .


Blogger chris said...

i'm working on a paper about Ngugi right now...thanks for the links!!! plus, i love the stuff you shared about Kathy Acker the other day - she's uber fantastic.

10:54 AM  
Blogger kari said...

thank you .. and yes... not enough attenion goes to Kathy is war time and everyone wants a perfectly nice narrative..

5:05 PM  

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