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BIRTH OF A DREAM WEAVER: A WRITER'S AWAKENING

Ngũgĩ recounts the four years he spent in Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, where he found his voice as a playwright, journalist, and novelist.

IN THE HOUSE OF THE INTERPRETER: A MEMOIR

A celebration of the implacable determination of youth and the power of hope, here is a searing account of the history of a man—and the story of a nation.

DREAMS IN A TIME OF WAR: A CHILDHOOD MEMOIR

In this rich memoir Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o deftly etches a bygone era, bearing witness to the social and political vicissitudes of life under colonialism and war.

MAY 2016  Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o has received an honorary degree from Yale University. Yale President Peter Salovey said, “Brave wordsmith, for breaking down barriers, for showing us the potential of literature to incite change and promote justice, for helping us decolonize our minds and open them to new ideas, we are privileged to award you this degree of Doctor of Letters.”

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“Our lives are a battlefield on which is fought a continuous war between the forces that are pledged to confirm our humanity and those determined to dismantle it; those who strive to build a protective wall around it, and those who wish to pull it down; those who seek to mould it and those committed to breaking it up; those who aim to open our eyes, to make us see the light and look to tomorrow `{`…`}` and those who wish to lull us into closing our eyes”
― Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o