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Review: Weep Not, Child

User Review  - Zach - Goodreads

The writing style is simple, and Thiong'o is a good storyteller. That said, it seemed disconnected at times and huge gaps occur that you have to fill in yourself. I was hoping to get a bit more information about Kenyan culture from this, but it didn't seem to be what I was hoping for. Read full review

Review: Weep Not, Child

User Review  - Kris - Goodreads

Read as an undergrad... I remember that it was moving but I don't remember much of the plot. Read full review

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User Review  - Julia Glassman - Goodreads

It might have been the translation, but the tone of this novel felt flat and rushed. None of the characters had really distinguishable personalities, and the love story never really felt real to me ... Read full review

Review: Weep Not, Child

User Review  - E.Ndawi - Goodreads

Great story -- amazing that it took me so long to read it. I'm biased, but it's not as well told as Achebe's "Things Fall Apart". Which was written first? Not sure. Love confession scene between ... Read full review

Review: Weep Not, Child

User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

In this short, sweet novel, African writer Ngugi Wa Thiong'o uses short, direct sentences throughout most of the text. It is clear and concise. I sometimes think I could use a bit more condensing in ... Read full review

Review: Weep Not, Child

User Review  - Kris - Goodreads

Didn't know what to expect and was very pleasantly surprised... I will definitely read another book by this author. Not a very happy ending, but then again not a very happy time in Kenyan history. Read full review

Review: Weep Not, Child

User Review  - Joel Simon - Goodreads

"Weep Not, Child," tells the story of a family torn apart by the start of the nationalist revolt against colonial rule in Kenya. It was the first English novel published by an East African and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ke Huang - Goodreads

Maybe it is me, but I found that this story could have been more detailed and drawn out. It bothered me that part 1 and part 2 were almost different stories. The tales were interesting, don't get me ... Read full review

Review: Weep Not, Child

User Review  - Andrew Ssempala - Goodreads

The most successful novel from East Africa by the mosr prolific writer in that region of the continent. This is the story of the little boy Njoroge whose eventual ambitions were arrested by the ... Read full review

Review: Weep Not, Child

User Review  - Kemi looves 2 read - Goodreads

It's all coming back to me now - the authours I had to read for African literature - Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, Ngugi Wa Thiongo etc. There is a South African authour that I can't remember for the life of me.......... Read full review


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