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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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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Ngugi Wa Thiongo Speaks-C101

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 …

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Matigari-Ngugi-C101

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 …

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A Grain of Wheat-Ngugi-C101

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 …

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Imperial Reckoning-C101

Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya by Caroline Elkins

Caroline Elkins, a historian at Harvard University, has done a masterful job setting the record straight in her epic investigation, Imperial Reckoning. After years of …

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Mau Mau-W.O. Maloba-C101

Mau Mau and Kenya: An Analysis of a Peasant Revolt by Wunyabari O. Maloba

Mau Mau and Kenya traces a unique peasant revolt against British colonialism. Maloba describes the participants and their differing ideologies; relationships between the revolt and …

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