Ngũgĩ Wa Thiong'o Speaks: Interviews with the Kenyan Writer

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Reinhard Sander, Bernth Lindfors, Lynette Cintrón
James Currey, 2006 - Literary Collections - 445 pages
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These interviews, edited with the assistance of Lynette Cintron, chart Ngugi's political and literary engagement over the previous forty years. Ngugi is one of Africa's most renowned writers. His work has always been politically engaged, arguing a case for the poor and oppressed, not just in Africa but in the entire Third World. The conversations recorded here reflect his interest in exploring events in Kenya's colonial past that had such a profound impact on his own people, the Kikuyu, and ultimately on his own life. North America: Africa World Press; Kenya: EAEPBR>

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The Birth of a New East African Author John de Villiers
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A Discussion between James Ngugi Author of
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Problems Confronting African Writers E C Monde 11968
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REINHARD W. SANDER is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Hampshire College and the Five College Consortium in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Bernth Lindfors is professor emeritus of English and African literatures, University of Texas at Austin.

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