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Wrestling with the devil : a prison memoir

Author: Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ngugi wa Thiong'o's powerful prison memoir begins half an hour before his release on 12 December 1978. A year earlier, he recalls, armed police arrived at his home and took him to Kenya's Kamiti Maximum Security Prison. There, Ngugi lives in a block alongside other political prisoners, but he refuses to give in to the humiliation. He decides to write a novel in secret, on toilet paper - it is a book that will become  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Named Person: Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo; Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo; Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo; Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
ISBN: 9781784702243 1784702242
OCLC Number: 1031930332
Description: 248 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o.

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