Moving the Centre by Ngugi wa Thiongo

Moving the Centre: The Struggle For Cultural Freedoms by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Western imperialism’s colonizing efforts in the last four hundred years have lead to a situation where world cultures have been dominated by a handful of …

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Barrel of a Pen-C101

Barrel of a Pen: Resistance to Repression in Neo-colonial Kenya by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Barrel of a Pen is a collection of essays that vigorously responds to the atmosphere of repression and domination in Kenya. Ngũgĩ argues that the …

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The-Eloquence-Armah-C101

The Eloquence of the Scribes by Ayi Kwei Armah

This memoir on the ancient sources and future resources of African literature, by the author of Two Thousand Seasons, KMT, and other novels, gives colonial …

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Remembering-the-Dismembered-Armah-C101

Remembering the Dismembered Continent by Ayi Kwei Armah

1885, Berlin: European and American globalizers set up colonies that impoverished Africans by exporting raw resources to fuel European and American prosperity.
1960s: “Independent” Africa’s rulers, …

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GlobalecticsTheory-and-the-Politics-of-Knowing-Ngugi-C101

Globalectics: Theory and the Politics of Knowing by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

In this volume, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o summarizes and develops a cross-section of the issues he has grappled with in his work, which uses a combination …

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Walter Rodney Speaks-C101

Walter Rodney Speaks: The Making of an African Intellectual

In 1974, Walter Rodney visited the Institute of the Black World in Atlanta, Georgia. With the institute’s members, he discussed his own political and intellectual …

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I-will-marry-when-I-want-Ngugi-C101

I Will Marry When I Want by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o & Ngũgĩ wa Mĩriĩ

This is the play that was responsible for Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o being detained without trial (which was the impetus behind his book entitled Detained: A …

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Dreams in a Time of War-Ngugi-C101

Dreams in a Time of War: A Childhood Memoir by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Born in 1938 in rural Kenya, world renowned revolutionary writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o came of age in the shadow of World War II, amidst the …

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In the House of The interpreter-Ngugi-C101

In the House of the Interpreter: A Memoir by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

The second volume of the world renowned revolutionary writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s memoir picks up right where volume one left off. He enters into the …

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Devil On The Cross-Ngugi-C101

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 …

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