"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.).
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