Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo 1938-
Most widely held works about Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
Most widely held works by Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
Weep not, child by Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo ( Book )
90 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 1,387 libraries worldwide
"Two small boys stand on a rubbish heap and look into the future. One boy is excited, he is beginning school; the other, his brother, is an apprentice carpetner. Together, they will serve their country--the teacher and the craftsman. But this is Kenya and times are against them. In the forests, the Mau Mau are waging war against the white government, and two brothers, Njoroge and Kamau, and the rest of their family, need to decide where their loyalties lie. For the practical man, the choice is simple, but for Njoroge, the scholar, the dream of progress through learning is a hard one to give up"--back cover.
A grain of wheat by Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo ( Book )
67 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 1,356 libraries worldwide
"The works of Kenyan author Ngugi have made a powerful impact throughout the world. A Grain of Wheat was recognised as one of Africa's 100 best books of the twentieth century in an initiative organised by the Zimbabwe International Book Fair. The central action in this novel by Ngugi wa Thiong'o takes place in December of 1963 in a village in Kenya that is preparing for the coming of Uhuru (Independence). However, the plot is non-linear, with a wealth of flashbacks and various twists and turns. There are also multiple storylines which are well-woven into a fascinating tapestry. The main story is indeed the coming of Independence Day, part of which involves identifying the person who betrayed Kihika, one of the leading freedom fighters from the village. Many of the flashbacks along this storyline involve the fight for freedom as well as details about what occurred in the detention camps. Another prominent storyline is that involving a love triangle between Mumbi and her two suitors, Gikonyo and Karanja. A third intriguing storyline involves Mugo, a man whom everyone recognizes as different yet feels drawn to. Ngugi portrays his inner conflict masterfully, especially in using biblical allusions to both Moses and Judas in relation to Mugo." -- from www.mouthshut.com (Oct. 22, 2010).
The river between by Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo ( Book )
74 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,340 libraries worldwide
This book explores life on the Makuyu and Kameno ridges of Kenya in the early days of white settlement. Faced with an alluring new religion and 'magical' customs, the Gikuyu people are torn between those who fear the unknown and those who see beyond it. Some follow Joshua and his fiery brand of Christianity. Others proudly pursue tribal independence. In the midst of this disunity stands Waiyaki, a dedicated visionary born to a line of prophets. He struggles to educate the tribe, a task he sees as the only unifying link between the two factions, but his plans for the future raise issue which will determine both his and the Gikuyu's survival.
Petals of blood by Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo ( Book )
58 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 1,314 libraries worldwide
Three African directors of a foreign-owned brewery in Kenya are murdered, and "as the intertwined stories of the four suspects unfold[s], a devastating picture emerges of a modern third world nation whose frustrated people feel their leaders have failed them time after fime."--Cover.
Wizard of the crow by Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo ( Book )
27 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,084 libraries worldwide
The individual stories of characters both powerful and ordinary creates a kaleidoscopic portrait of postcolonial Africa in the twentieth century in a novel set in the Free Republic of Aburiria.
Decolonising the mind : the politics of language in African literature by Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo ( Book )
27 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 960 libraries worldwide
Homecoming: essays on African and Caribbean literature, culture and politics by Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo ( Book )
19 editions published between 1972 and 1983 in English and held by 944 libraries worldwide
Devil on the cross by Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo ( Book )
44 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 887 libraries worldwide
"Devil on the Cross tells the tragic story of Wariinga, a young woman who emigrated from her small rural town to the city of Nairobi only to be exploited by her boss and later a corrupt businessman."
The black hermit by Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo ( Book )
35 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and Swahili and held by 696 libraries worldwide
Secret lives and other stories by Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo ( Book )
18 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in English and German and held by 661 libraries worldwide
Matigari by Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo ( Book )
23 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 645 libraries worldwide
Som en sort messiasskikkelse uden alder vandrer Matigari omkring i sit land, en afrikansk stat, der er hærget af indre splid, brutal selviskhed og moderne tiders velsignelser.
Moving the centre : the struggle for cultural freedoms by Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo ( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 629 libraries worldwide
In this collection Ngugi is concerned with moving the centre in two senses - between nations and within nations - in order to contribute to the freeing of world cultures from the restrictive walls of nationalism, class, race and gender. Between nations the need is to move the centre from its assumed location in the West to a multiplicity of spheres in all the cultures of the world. Within nations the move should be away from all minority class establishments to the real creative centre among working people in conditions of racial, religious and gender equality. -- Back cover.
Dreams in a time of war : a childhood memoir by Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo ( Book )
18 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 625 libraries worldwide
Recounts the story of the author's childhood, covering his early years in World War II-era Kenya as the fifth child of a third wife, his thirst for learning that singled him out, and the political struggles that shaped his life.
Detained : a writer's prison diary by Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo ( Book )
22 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
I will marry when I want by Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo ( Book )
20 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 593 libraries worldwide
The trial of Dedan Kimathi by Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo ( Book )
25 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 517 libraries worldwide
Something torn and new : an African renaissance by Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo ( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 477 libraries worldwide
Novelist Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o has been a force in African literature for decades: Since the 1970s, when he gave up the English language to commit himself to writing in African languages, his foremost concern has been the critical importance of language to culture. Here, Ngugi explores Africa's historical, economic, and cultural fragmentation by slavery, colonialism, and globalization. Throughout this tragic history, a constant and irrepressible force was Europhonism: the replacement of native names, languages, and identities with European ones. The result was the dismemberment of African memory. Seeking to remember language in order to revitalize it, Ngugi's quest is for wholeness. Wide-ranging, erudite, and hopeful, this book is a cri de coeur to save Africa's cultural future.--From publisher description.
Barrel of a pen : resistance to repression in neo-colonial Kenya by Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo ( Book )
10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 414 libraries worldwide
Writers in politics : essays by Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo ( Book )
7 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Penpoints, gunpoints, and dreams : toward a critical theory of the arts and the state in Africa by Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
Achebe, Chinua Africa African literature African literature (English) African literature--European influences Art Authors, Kenyan Biography Blacks Civilization Colonial influence Community theater Criticism, interpretation, etc. Criticism and interpretation Decolonization Diaries Drama Families Fiction Historical fiction, Kenyan (English) History India Intellectual life Interviews Kenya Kenya--Kamirithu Kikuyu (African people) Language and languages--Political aspects Literature Literature and history Mau Mau Mau Mau Emergency (Kenya : 1952-1960) Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo,--1938- Nigeria Political and social views Political crimes and offenses Political fiction Political prisoners Political science Politics and literature Popular culture Postcolonialism Power (Social sciences) Prophets Social history Translations Walcott, Derek West Indian literature (English) West Indies World War (1939-1945)
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