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Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

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Novelist, playwright, and essayist, Ngugi wa Thiong'o was born in Kenya on January 5, 1938. He received a B.A. in English from Makerere University College in Kampala, Uganda in 1963. He is Kenya's best-known writer and one of East Africa's most outspoken social critics. His first novel, Weep Not, visa mer Child (1964), was a penetrating account of the Mau Mau uprising (a tribal revolt that occurred in colonial Kenya) and was the first English-language novel by an East African. Two subsequent works, The River Between (1965) and A Grain of Wheat (1967), are sensitive novels about the Kikuyu people caught between the old and the new Africa. One of his major concerns has been the lack of reading materials in native African languages. In an attempt to bring literature to African peasants and workers, he wrote and produced the play I Will Marry When I Want (1977) in his native Kikuyu language. The play, which shows the exploitation of Kikuyu workers and peasants, attracted a large audience of poor Kenyans. It also led to Ngugi's arrest and imprisonment. After his release from prison, he went into exile and is currently living in the United States. His other works include Detained (1981); Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature (1986); and Matigari (1987). He received the 2001 Nonino International Prize for Literature. In 2006, Random House published his first new novel in nearly two decades, Wizard of the Crow. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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(eng) Ngũgĩ's name is not in the western form of last name, first name, because neither Ngũgĩ nor wa Thiong'o is his "last name" in the sense that is used in the west. He returned to the traditional Gikuyi form of his name, which roughly means Ngũgĩ son of Thiong'o, and is referred to on his own web site as Ngũgĩ.

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Verk av Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

Om icke vetekornet (1967) 931 exemplar
Wizard of the Crow (2006) — Översättare, vissa utgåvor922 exemplar
En blomma av blod (1977) 754 exemplar
Floden mellan bergen (1965) 701 exemplar
Upp genom mörkret (1964) 554 exemplar
Djävulen på korset (1980) 386 exemplar
Drömmar i krigets skugga (2010) 331 exemplar
Matigari (1987) 262 exemplar
I Will Marry When I Want (1982) 77 exemplar
The Trial of Dedan Kimathi (1977) 46 exemplar
The Black Hermit (1968) 28 exemplar
Homecoming (1891) 22 exemplar
Secure the Base (2016) 12 exemplar
Njamba Nene's Pistol (1984) — Författare — 4 exemplar
Njamba Nene and the Flying Bus (1982) — Författare — 4 exemplar
The Language of Languages (2022) 4 exemplar
Petals of Blood 3 exemplar
Se Afrika (2017) 3 exemplar
Minutes of glory 2 exemplar
Aradaki Nehir (2016) 2 exemplar
This Time Tomorrow (1976) 2 exemplar
Nisun jyvä 1 exemplar
Mtawa Mweusi (1970) 1 exemplar
Mtawa mweusi 1 exemplar
Chmury i łzy 1 exemplar
Njia Panda 1 exemplar
Re-membering Africa (2009) 1 exemplar
Mutiiri 1 exemplar

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African Short Stories (1985) — Bidragsgivare — 144 exemplar
Granta 109: Work (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 116 exemplar
Under African Skies: Modern African Stories (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 92 exemplar
Nairobi Noir (2020) — Bidragsgivare — 32 exemplar
One World of Literature (1992) — Bidragsgivare — 24 exemplar
African Literature: an anthology of criticism and theory (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 23 exemplar
An African Quilt: 24 Modern African Stories (2012) — Bidragsgivare — 17 exemplar
Masters of British Literature, Volume B (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 16 exemplar
Captive Imagination: Letters from Prison (2010) — Förord — 4 exemplar

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Vedertaget namn
Thiong'o, Ngugi wa
Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Thiong'o, Ngũgĩ wa
Andra namn
Ngugi, James Thiong'o (birth name)
wa Thiongo, Ngugi
Födelsedag
1938-01-05
Kön
male
Nationalitet
Kenya
Land (för karta)
Kenya
Födelseort
Kamiriithu, Kenya
Bostadsorter
Kamiriithu, Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya
Irvine, California, USA
New York, New York, USA
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
Utbildning
Makerere University
University of Leeds
Yrken
university professor
scholar of African and English literature
writer
Relationer
Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ (son)
Wanjikũ wa Ngũgĩ (daughter)
Organisationer
University of California, Irvine
Amherst College
Yale University
New York University
Priser och utmärkelser
Lotus Prize for Literature (1973)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Foreign Honorary ∙ Literature ∙ 2003)
PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature (2022)
Särskiljningsnotis
Ngũgĩ's name is not in the western form of last name, first name, because neither Ngũgĩ nor wa Thiong'o is his "last name" in the sense that is used in the west. He returned to the traditional Gikuyi form of his name, which roughly means Ngũgĩ son of Thiong'o, and is referred to on his own web site as Ngũgĩ.

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Diskussioner

Petals of Blood by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o i Author Theme Reads (januari 2012)
Matigari by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o i Author Theme Reads (december 2011)
Introducing Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o i Author Theme Reads (december 2011)
Weep Not, Child by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o i Author Theme Reads (december 2011)
The River Between by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o i Author Theme Reads (december 2011)
Devil on the Cross by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o i Author Theme Reads (november 2011)

Recensioner

Det talas mycket om världskrigen och Förintelsens läger, men Storbritanniens handlande gentemot sina kolonisationer kommer lätt i skymundan. Denna bok behandlar en liten del av det – det som hände i Kenya. En rörande historia som nog lätt kan tala för hela landet, även om den utspelar sig i en liten, liten del av det.
 
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Medlemmar
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Popularitet
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Betyg
3.9
Recensioner
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ISBN
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