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  • Wizard of the Crowby Ngugi Wa'Thiong'O

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    In exile now for more than twenty years, Kenyan novelist, playwright, poet and critic Ngugi wa Thiong?o has become one of the most widely read African writers. Commencing in ?our times? and set in the fictional ?Free Republic of Aburiria,? Wizard of the Crow dramatizes with corrosive humor and keenness of observation a battle for control of the souls... more...

  • Dreams in a Time of Warby Ngugi Wa'Thiong'O

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    Born in 1938 in rural Kenya, Ng?g? wa Thiong?o came of age in the shadow of World War II, amidst the terrible bloodshed in the war between the Mau Mau and the British. The son of a man whose four wives bore him more than a score of children, young Ng?g? displayed what was then considered a bizarre thirst for learning, yet it was unimaginable that... more...

  • Dreams in a Time of Warby Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

    Random House 2010; US$ 13.36

    Ngugi wa Thiong'o was born the fifth child of his father's third wife, in a family that includes twenty-four children born to four different mothers. He spent his 1930s childhood as the apple of his mother's eye, before attending school to slake what is considered a bizarre thirst for learning. As he grows up, the wider political and social... more...

  • In the House of the Interpreterby Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.85

    During the early fifties, Kenya was a country in turmoil. While Ngugi enjoys scouting trips, chess tournaments and reading about Biggles at the prestigious Alliance School near Nairobi, things are changing at home. He arrives back for his first visit since starting school to find his house razed to the ground and the entire village moved up the road... more...

  • Something Torn and Newby Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 25.00

    "One of Africa's greatest writers? ( San Francisco Chronicle ) makes an impassioned plea for the resurrection of African language?and African culture itself more...

  • Globalecticsby Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    A masterful writer working in many genres, Ngugi wa Thiong?o entered the East African literary scene in 1962 with the performance of his first major play, The Black Hermit , at the National Theatre in Uganda. In 1977 he was imprisoned after his most controversial work, Ngaahika Ndeenda (I Will Marry When I Want) , produced in Nairobi, sharply criticized... more...

  • In the House of the Interpreterby Ngugi Wa'Thiong'O

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 25.95

    With black-and-white illustrations throughout World-renowned Kenyan novelist, poet, playwright, and literary critic Ng?ug? wa Thiong?o gives us the second volume of his memoirs in the wake of his critically acclaimed Dreams in a Time of War. In the House of the Interpreter richly and poignantly evokes the author?s life and times at boarding... more...

  • In the Name of the Motherby Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 21.86

    Renowned worldwide, as novelist and dramatist, Ngugi wa Thiongo's contributions to the body of critical writing on African literature, politics and society have been highly significant. His best known critical work is Decolonising the Mind, which since publication in 1986 has profoundly influenced other writers, critics, scholars and students. These... more...

  • Fault Linesby Meena Alexander; Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    The Feminist Press at CUNY 2003; US$ 16.95

    This Indian American writer builds upon her acclaimed memoir, named a PW Best Book for 1993. more...

  • Weep Not, Childby Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    A powerful, moving story that details the effects of the infamous Mau Mau war, the African nationalist revolt against colonial oppression in Kenya, on the lives of ordinary men and women, and on one family in particular. Two brothers, Njoroge and Kamau, stand on a rubbish heap and look into their futures. Njoroge is excited; his family has decided... more...