Ngugi wa Thiong'o

September 1997
288 pages
21.6x13.8 cm
ISBN: 9780852555392
Format: Paperback
James Currey

Ngugi wa Thiong'o

An Exploration of His Writings

David Cook, Michael Okenimkpe

Extensive use has been made of Ngugi's Detained: A Writer's Prison Diary
This interpretation of the work of Ngugi wa Thiong'o discusses his philosophy, writing style, social and political focus, and ultimate vision and aspirations. Each work of fiction is examined in depth, and there is an evaluation of Ngugi's standing as a writer and social figure. Separate chapters cover each of Ngugi's novels, from The River Between and Weep Not, Child to Matigari , as well as his drama and short stories. There is also an examination of his social commentaries in the popular press, to which the early formation of his ideological position can be traced.

Kenya: EAEP

Keywords: African Studies


... the most useful general introduction to Ngugi's work currently available. - Patrick Williams in JOURNAL OF MODERN AFRICAN STUDIES
... with cross-references to the context that has shaped (and, some claim, been shaped by) his writing for over three decades. - Diane Schwerdt in AFSAAP