Books by Ngugi wa Thiong’o

WRESTLING WITH THE DEVIL by Ngugi wa Thiong’o
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2018

"Four decades after the imprisonment detailed here, the issues remain fresh."
A prison memoir of sorts from an activist author who maintains he has little interest in writing a prison memoir. Read full book review >
BIRTH OF A DREAM WEAVER by Ngugi wa Thiong’o
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A writer's coming-of-age tale featuring an artistic mix of pride and humility."
The celebrated African novelist, playwright, and activist, born in Kenya in 1938, revisits the early experiences that convinced him he was a writer. Read full book review >
IN THE HOUSE OF THE INTERPRETER by Ngugi wa Thiong’o
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"An inspiring story of a young man determined to excel and escape."
Kenyan writer and professor wa Thiong'o (English and Comparative Literature/Univ. of California, Irvine) offers a second harrowing volume of memoir, a sequel to his Dreams in a Time of War (2010). Read full book review >
DREAMS IN A TIME OF WAR by Ngugi wa Thiong’o
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 9, 2010

"Evenhanded, evocative account of distant times and places—a strong contribution to both the literature of colonialism and modern African literature in English."
It takes a village to raise a writer. Against improbable odds, a Kenyan village raised a superb one in wa Thiong'o (English and Comparative Literature/Univ. of California, Irvine; Something Torn and New: An African Renaissance, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >