I Will Marry when I Want

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East African Educational, Jan 1, 1982 - Drama - 122 pages
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This play, which was developed with Kikuyu actors at the Kamiriithu Cultural Centre at Limuru, proved so powerful, especially in the use of song, that it was banned and probably contributed to Ngugi's detention without trial.

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User Review  - Sarath Krishnan - Goodreads

It seems Ngugi has a clear-cut answer to the problems of African society, but how far his tools will be of use to Africa, which no one can tell. Fundamentalism, whether it is by whites or blacks, will not be successful. Fundamentalist Marxism (or Orthodox Marxism)will not be helpful either... Read full review

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User Review  - Antonios Curation - Goodreads

A' Level literature - to re-read 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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