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  - kidzdoc - LibraryThing

This is the transcript of the famous play that was performed in 1977 in Kenya, which led to the imprisonment of Mr. Thiong'o later that year, and his ultimate decision to leave his homeland in 1982. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Phillip - Goodreads

While there are intriguing aspects to this play, I feel it's message is thrust upon the audience rather than being developed subtly. I know that's inherent to literature engagee, but it doesn't really do much for me. 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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