A walk through the criminal's city: John Kiriamiti's 'My life in crime' and 'My life in prison'.

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dc.contributor.author Musangi, Jennifer Beatrice
dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-05T12:02:20Z
dc.date.available 2008-09-05T12:02:20Z
dc.date.issued 2008-09-05T12:02:20Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/5597
dc.description.abstract ABSTRACT A Walk through the Criminal’s City: John Kiriamiti’s My Life in Crime and My Life in Prison is an examination of Kiriamiti’s use of the criminal figure to represent the urban space and its discourses. Among the various ways through which this study achieves its aim is by undertaking an overview of the crime genre in terms of its history and development, particularly the most popular of which is the detective crime sub-genre. Secondly, the study examines Kiriamiti’s (re)construction of the fictional criminal figure as a hero through the principles of the crime thriller. In the examination of Kiriamiti’s representation of the urban space, this study digs into the various zones in which the criminal undertakes his daily activities like the bar, certain neighbourhoods and the prison. Finally, the study examines the use of stereotypes, as forming part of the discourses that order the urban space, in Kiriamiti’s crime writing. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject criminal en
dc.subject Crime en
dc.subject city en
dc.subject interpellation en
dc.subject reader en
dc.title A walk through the criminal's city: John Kiriamiti's 'My life in crime' and 'My life in prison'. en
dc.type Thesis en

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