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  • A Grain of Wheat
    A Grain of Wheat (Paperback) Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    A novel that portrays several characters in a village whose intertwined lives are transformed by the 1952-1960 Emergency in Kenya. It features a reticent Mugo, the village's chosen hero and a man haunted by a terrible secret.

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  • Decolonising the Mind
    Decolonising the Mind (English, Paperback) Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    Ngugi wrote his first novels and plays in English but was determined, even before his detention without trial in 1978, to move to writing in Gikuyu.

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  • Petals of Blood
    Petals of Blood (English, Paperback) Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

    The puzzling murder of three African directors of a foreign-owned brewery sets the scene for this novel about disillusionment in independent Kenya. Petals of Blood is - on the surface - a suspenseful investigation of this spectacular triple murder. But as the intertwined stories of the four suspects unfold, a devastating picture emerges of a modern third-world nation whose frustrated people feel...

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  • Dedan Kimathi on Trial
    Dedan Kimathi on Trial (English, Paperback) Julie MacArthur

    Perhaps no figure embodied the ambiguities, colonial fears, and collective imaginations of Kenya's decolonization era more than Dedan Kimathi, the self-proclaimed field marshal of the rebel forces that took to the forests to fight colonial rule in the 1950s.

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  • Weep Not , Child
    Weep Not , Child (Paperback) Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, Margaret Tarner

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  • Wizard of the Crow
    Wizard of the Crow (English, Paperback) Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    Set in the fictional Free Republic of Aburiria, Wizard of the Crow dramatises with searing humour and piercing observation a battle for control of the souls of the Aburirian people. Fashioning the stories of the powerful and the ordinary into a dazzling mosaic, Ngugi wa Thiog'o reveals humanity in all its surprising intricacy.

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  • In the House of the Interpreter
    In the House of the Interpreter (English, Paperback) Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

    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 closer to a guard checkpoint.

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  • To Stir The Heart
    To Stir The Heart (English, Paperback) Bessie Head, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

    Love and hope are the powerful provocateurs in four stories by two great African writers.

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  • In the House of the Interpreter
    In the House of the Interpreter (English, Paperback) Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

    Renowned novelist, poet, playwright, and literary critic Ngugi wa Thiong'o was a student at a prestigious, British-run boarding school near Nairobi when the tumultuous Mau Mau Uprising for independence and Kenyan sovereignty gripped his country. While he enjoyed scouting trips and chess tournaments, his family home was razed to the ground and his brother, a member of the insurgency, was captured...

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  • Dreams in a Time of War
    Dreams in a Time of War (English, Paperback) Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

    Through the story of his grandparents and parents, and his brothers' involvement in the violent Mau Mau uprising, Ngugi deftly etches a tumultuous era, capturing the landscape, the people and their culture, and the social and political vicissitudes of life under colonialism and war.

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  • Weep Not Child
    Weep Not Child (English, Paperback) Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    Tells the moving story about the effects of the Mau Mau war on the lives of ordinary men and women in Kenya. In the forests, the Mau Mau are waging war against the white government, and two brothers, Kamau and Njoroge, and the rest of the family must decide where their loyalties lie.

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  • Black Linguistics
    Black Linguistics (English, Paperback) Sinfree Makoni, Geneva Smitherman

    Written by black scholars on behalf of, and in collaboration with local communities, this text looks at the commonalities and differences among black speech communities in Africa and the black diaspora.

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  • Mtawa Mweusi
    Mtawa Mweusi (Multiple languages, Paperback) Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

    Should Remi, the first of his tribe to go to university, return to his people from the city? Should he return to Thoni, his brother's widow, whom he has had to marry under tribal custom? Or should he continue to be a 'black hermit' in the town, visiting the night clubs with his friend, Jane? Should he be supporting the Africanist Party when people feel that the colonial oppression has just been...

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  • Birth of a Dream Weaver
    Birth of a Dream Weaver (English, Hardback) Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    Birth of a Dream Weaver charts the very beginnings of a writer's creative output. In this wonderful memoir, Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong'o recounts the four years he spent in Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda?threshold years where he found his voice as a playwright, journalist, and novelist, just as Uganda, Kenya, Congo, and other countries were in the final throes of their independence...

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  • A Grain of Wheat
    A Grain of Wheat (English, Paperback) Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

    The best-known novel by the great Kenyan writer...

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  • Wizard of the Crow
    Wizard of the Crow (English, Paperback) Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

    The individual stories of characters both powerful and ordinary create a kaleidoscopic portrait of postcolonial Africa in the twentieth century, in a novel set in the Free Republic of Aburäiria.

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  • Something Torn and New
    Something Torn and New (English, Paperback) Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

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

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  • Secure the Base
    Secure the Base (English, Hardback) Ngugi Wa Thiong'o


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  • The Power of the Steel-tipped Pen
    The Power of the Steel-tipped Pen (English, Hardback) Noenoe K. Silva

    Noenoe K. Silva creates a model indigenous intellectual history of a culture where-using Western standards-none is presumed to exist by examining the work of two lesser-known Hawaiian language writers from the nineteenth-century whose prolific output across many genres created a record of Native Hawaiian cultural history and thought.

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  • Weep Not, Child
    Weep Not, Child (English, Paperback) Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

    The great Kenyan writer's powerful first novel?his best-known work...

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