I Will Marry when I Want

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East African Educational, Jan 1, 1982 - Drama - 122 pages
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This is the renowned play which was developed with Kikuyu actors at the Kamiriithu Cultural Centre at Limuru. It proved so powerful, especially in its use of song, that it was banned and was probably one of the factors leading to Ngugi's detention without trial. The original Gikuyu edition went to three printings in the first three months of publication.

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A' Level literature - to re-read Read full review

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This play is, according to some historians, one of the factors that lead to Ngugi wa Thiongo's detention without trial. The play is a Marxist one and doesn't hold any punches. Subtlety was a foreign ... Read full review


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About the author (1982)

Ngugi is world famous for his novels from Weep Not, Child to Matigari and the impact of his plays, especially in Gikuyu, which led to his detention in Kenya. He is now Professor of Comparative Literature and Performance Studies in New York University. This book reflects many of the concerns found in Decolonising the Mind and Moving the Centre.

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