How Goan Peter Nazareth tried to literalise Amin and Elvis Presley

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American Rock and Roll singer and actor, Elvis Presley.

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What you need to know:

  • Nazareth showed that the lyrics of pop songs and other events of popular culture could be profitably read and interpreted as creative texts.
  • Nazareth is best-known in East Africa for his critical writings and his novels, especially In a Brown Mantle and The General Is Up.

Peter Nazareth is now an octogenarian. That puts him in the same venerable rika of literary elders as his friend and Makerere contemporary, Ngugi wa Thiong’o.

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