At 80, Ngugi is proof that literature really matters

The celebrated Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o has turned 80, earlier this month. A long life in service to literature and the Kenyan people. Bukenya writes in this article about the importance of the work of Ngugi and his first encounter (of sorts) with Ngugi when he saw a play written by Ngugi being performed in Uganda in 1962!

 

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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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