Something Torn and New: An African Renaissance by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Kwame Ture, that great son of Africa said, “power begins on the level conception,” this is the best way to describe Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s Something Torn and New: An African Renaissance. Ngũgĩ... Read more »

The Secret Country – The First Australians Fight Back [1985]

A very informative documentary about the settler colonial nation of Australia by John Pilger; what this documentary makes plain is that the colonial oppression faced by Aboriginal sisters and brothers cannot be... Read more »

Devil on the Cross by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Devil on the Cross is an intricate novel centered on a big feast called “The Devil’s Feast” by a group of student activists who want to expose the true nature of “A... Read more »

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o Speaks: Interviews with the Kenyan Writer by Reinhard Sander

Cumulatively the interviews reproduced here trace the trajectory of the author’s intellectual engagement with his times. This is a reader where Ngũgĩ reveals his thoughts and analysis of various African freedom movements,... Read more »

Matigari A Novel by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Matigari ma Njirũũngi (which means in Gĩkũyũ “the patriots who survived the bullets”—the patriot who survived the liberation war, and their political offspring), descends the mountains victorious after fighting in the long independence... Read more »

Destroy This Temple: The voice of Black Power in Britain by Obi Egbuna

Most of this book was written in Brixton Prison, where the author was held in custody for six months pending trial at the Old Bailey on the charge of masterminding a plot... Read more »

Maurice Bishop Speaks: The Grenada Revolution and Its Overthrow 1979-83 by Bruce Marcus & Michael Taber

These are the speeches of Maurice Bishop, prime minister of Grenada during the 1979-83 revolution. In 1983 the workers’ and farmers’ government was overthrown by a coup. Bishop, the central leader of... Read more »

Freedom Next Time: Resisting the Empire by John Pilger

Well-known journalist and filmmaker Pilger reminds readers that “if power was truly invincible, it would not fear the people so much as to expend vast resources trying to distract and deceive them,”... Read more »

Detained: A Writer’s Prison Diary by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

The international outcry over Ngũgĩ’s detention without trial by the Kenyan authorities reached him even in Kamĩtĩ Maximum Security Prison. With great accomplishment, he describes the purposeful degradation and humiliation of the... Read more »

A Grain of Wheat by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

A Grain of Wheat portrays several characters in a village whose intertwined lives are transformed by the Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya. The action follows the village’s arrangements for Uhuru (independence) Day... Read more »