Search Results: "Wanjiku wa Ngugi"


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THE FALL OF SAINTS by Wanjiku wa Ngugi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"By the end, readers will be too befuddled to care."
A Kenyan expatriate, now a pampered New York soccer mom, becomes a super sleuth and sharpshooter in a matter of days as she investigates an international human trafficking operation that branches out into even more sinister enterprises. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Nonetheless, a terrifying work of enormous importance that contrasts humanity with bestiality, dignity with depravity."
Human rights activist Wa Wamwere relates in harrowing detail the repeated incarcerations, tortures, and terrors inflicted upon him and his family by Kenya's oppressive regimes. Read full book review >

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INKISHU by Kioi wa Mbugua
NONFICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Biographical sketches; glossary. (Folklore. 9+)"
Inkishu (cattle), which are the measure of wealth for traditional Maasai, figure prominently in this collection of poetry, stories, and art from a publisher based in Nairobi. Read full book review >