LATEST BOOKS

WRESTLING WITH THE DEVIL: A PRISON MEMOIR

Never before published in America, this compelling prison memoir gives a rare glimpse into the hidden story behind one of Ngũgĩ’s most famous novels.

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.

Politics and Prose at the Wharf, 70 District Square SW, Washington DC, March 9, 2018, 7 p.m.

Doing Time Wrestling with the Devil, Rubin Museum, New York NY, March 10, 2018, 6 p.m.

Ngugi reads Wrestling with the Devil: A Prison Memoir, Revolution Books, 437 Malcolm X Blvd. at 132nd, Harlem, March 11, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

 

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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