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Author: Simon Gikandi; D Ndirangu Wachanga
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk : James Currey, 2018.
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This collection of essays reflects on the life and work of Ngugi wa Thiong'o, who celebrated his 80th birthday in 2018. Drawing from a wide range of contributors, including writers, critics, publishers and activists, the volume traces the emergence of Ngugi as a novelist in the early 1960s, his contribution to the African culture of letters at its moment of inception, and his global artistic life in the twenty-first  Read more...
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Ngũgĩ.
Woodbridge, Suffolk : James Currey, 2018
(OCoLC)1037067795
Named Person: Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo; Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Gikandi; D Ndirangu Wachanga
ISBN: 9781787443853 178744385X 9781787443860 1787443868
OCLC Number: 1083266945
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 242 pages) : illustrations
Contents: PrefaceChronologyIntroduction: Ngugi wa Thiong'o - Reflecting on a Life in Writing - Simon GikandiNgugi at work - Ndirangu WachangaPART I SERENADES & BEGINNINGSHyperbolic praise poetry for Ngugi @ 80: In imitation of African orature - Micere Githae MugoA Song at Dawn [for Ngugi wa Thiong'o] - Tsitsi JajiNgugi in Eritrea - Charles CantalupoUp from Makerere: On the publication of Weep Not, Child - Susan Nalugwa KiguliEncountering Ngugi at Leeds: An interview with Peter Nazareth - Roland NasasiraThe book that made me: On Weep Not, Child - Simon GikandiNote from a literary son - Peter KimaniWhat is in a name? - Ime IkkidehIn exile: Between Britain & Kenya - Odhiambo Levin OpiyoPART II MEMORIES, RECOLLECTIONS & TRIBUTESRemembering early conversations with Ngugi - Bernth LindforsNgugi wa Thiong'o at 80: Pongezi - Congratulations! - Eddah GachukiaNgugi at 80: Inspiring encounters - Willy MutungaNgugi in the '70s at the University of Nairobi - Margaretta wa GacheruProfessor, you are in Ngugi's book - Rhonda Cobham-Sander and Reinhard W. SanderMuraata, Murutani, na Muthikiriria - Friend, teacher & listener - Ann BierstekerFear & trepidation in Asmara: Meeting Ngugi - Jane PlastowNgugi wa Thiong'o: A true story - Grant FarredNgugi wa Thiong'o: Tribute on his 80th birthday - Chege GithioraPART III WORKING WITH NGUGINgugi & the decolonization of publishing - James CurreyThe turning point: Ngugi wa Thiong'o & his publisher - Henry ChakavaWorking with Ngugi wa Thiong'o - Sultan SomjeeRecollections of Mutiiri:The beginnings - Kimani NjoguPART IV THE WRITER, THE CRITIC & THE WORLDBricklayer & architect of a world to come - Emilia IleviaRevisioning Goethe's idea of "World Literature": Commendation address on the awarding of Dr. Phil. h.c. to Professor Ngugi wa Thiong'o - Anne AdamsGlobalectics: Beyond postcoloniality & engaging the Caribbean - Carole Boyce DaviesNgugi & the quest for a linguistic paradigm shift: Some reflections - Alamin MazruiAutobiographical prototypes in Ngugi wa Thiong'o's early fiction & drama - Gichingiri NdigirigiHomecoming: The idea of return in the works of Ngugi wa Thiong'o - James OgudeGucookia Ruui Mukaro - Redirecting the river back to its rightful course - Kiarii KamauMuthoni's afterlives - Grace A. MusilaPART V THE OTHER NGUGIKwa Grant Kamenju: Hotuba ya kuipokea digrii ya heshima ya uzamifu kutoka chuo kikuu cha Dar es Salaam - Ngugi wa Thiong'oWasomi, lugha za Ulaya na za Kiafrika: Kati ya kuweza na kuwezwa - Ngugi wa Thiong'oAsia in My Life - Ngugi wa Thiong'oNdai ya Wendo [A Riddle of Love] - Ngugi wa Thiong'oAPPENDIXESA. Review of Wizard of the Crow: Ngugi's homecoming gift to Kenyans [Cabral Pinto /Willy Mutunga] - Willy MutungaB. Directing the river back to its course - Kiarii KamauC. For Grant Kamenju - Ngugi wa Thiong'oD. Intellectuals, European & African Languages: Between enslavement & empowerment - Ngugi wa Thiong'oE. A Riddle of Love - Ngugi wa Thiong'oBibliography of Ngugi's Primary Works
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