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

    In this volume, Ngugi wa Thiong'o summarizes and develops a cross-section of the issues he has grappled with in his work, which uses a combination of imagery, language, folklore, and character to "decolonize the mind." He also confronts the politics of language in African writing; the problem of linguistic imperialism and literature's ability to resist it; the difficult balance between orality, or "orature," and writing, or "literature"; the tension between national and world literature; and the role of the literary curriculum in both reaffirming and undermining the dominance of the Western canon. Throughout, he engages a range of philosophers and theorists writing on power and postcolonial creativity, including Hegel, Marx, Lévi-Strauss, and Aimé Césaire. Yet his explorations remain grounded in his own experiences with literature (and orature) and rework the difficult dialectics of theory into richly evocative prose.

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  • Decolonising the Mind by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
    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 by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
    Petals of Blood (English, Paperback) Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

    "The definitive African book of the twentieth century" (Moses Isegawa, from the Introduction) by the Nobel Prize?nominated Kenyan writer...

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  • Something Torn and New by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
    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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  • Weep Not, Child by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
    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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  • A Grain of Wheat by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
    A Grain of Wheat (English, Paperback) Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

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

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  • Mtawa Mweusi by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
    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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  • Wrestling with the Devil by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
    Wrestling with the Devil (English, Hardback) Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

    A New York Times Editors' Choice...

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  • In the House of the Interpreter by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
    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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  • Wizard of the Crow by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
    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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  • Black Linguistics by Sinfree Makoni
    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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  • Birth of a Dream Weaver by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
    Birth of a Dream Weaver (English, Hardback) Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    One of Oprah.com's "17 Must-Read Books for the New Year" and O Magazine's "10 Titles to Pick up Now."...

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  • Moving the Centre by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
    Moving the Centre (English, Paperback) Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

    Ngugi advocates a cultural shift to redress the last 400 years of domination by a handful of western nations.

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  • Down Second Avenue by Es'kia Mphahlele
    Down Second Avenue (English, Paperback) Es'kia Mphahlele

    Describes the author's experience growing up in segregated South Africa, detailing the rampant poverty and police surveillance that marked life under the apartheid regime.

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  • Dedan Kimathi on Trial by Julie MacArthur
    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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  • Dreams in a Time of War by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
    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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  • To Stir The Heart by Bessie Head
    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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  • Globalectics by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
    Globalectics (English, Hardback) Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    In this volume, Ngugi wa Thiong'o summarizes and develops a cross-section of the issues he has grappled with in his work, which uses a combination of imagery, language, folklore, and character to "decolonize the mind." He also confronts the politics of language in African writing; the problem of linguistic imperialism and literature's ability to resist it; the difficult balance between orality, or "orature," and writing, or "literature"; the tension between national and world literature; and the role of the literary curriculum in both reaffirming and undermining the dominance of the Western canon. Throughout, he engages a range of philosophers and theorists writing on power and postcolonial creativity, including Hegel, Marx, Lévi-Strauss, and Aimé Césaire. Yet his explorations remain grounded in his own experiences with literature (and orature) and rework the difficult dialectics of theory into richly evocative prose.

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

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