i’ve lost my literary sister

They met a long time ago, in 1957. There was a debate organized at Maseno, Kenya, between two astute secondary school in Kenya: Maseno and Alliance. Ngugi (or was it James?) led the band from Alliance and he heard her voice from the back. After that they met many times, these two writers from Kenya. But there were also days of non-communication, during the days of boyot Moi, the president with the iron fist.

Here are some memories by Ngugi wa Thiong’o. 

An image of Grace Ogot on the cover of her autobiography Days of My Life. The acclaimed writer died on March 18, 2015 at the Nairobi Hospital. PHOTO | PHOEBE OKALL

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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