In the House of the Interpreter: A Memoir Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

In the House of the Interpreter: A Memoir

Author: Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
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Book Title
In the House of the Interpreter: A Memoir
Author
Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
ISBN
9781101910511
Renowned novelist, poet, playwright, and literary critic Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o was a student at a prestigious, British-run boarding school near Nairobi when the tumultuous Mau Mau Uprising for independence and Kenyan sovereignty gripped his country. While he enjoyed scouting trips and chess tournaments, his family home was razed to the ground and his brother, a member of the insurgency, was captured by the British and taken to a concentration camp. But Ngũgĩ could not escape history, and eventually found himself jailed after a run in with the forces of colonialism. Ngũgĩ richly and poignantly evokes the experiences that would transform him into a world-class writer and, as a political dissident, a moral compass to us all. A winning 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.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Ngugi Wa Thiong'oPublisher: Anchor BooksPublished: 05/12/2015ISBN: 9781101910511Pages: 256Weight: 0.50lbsSize: 8.00h x 5.20w x 0.70dReview Citations: New York Times Book Review 06/28/2015 pg. 36
Renowned novelist, poet, playwright, and literary critic Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o was a student at a prestigious, British-run boarding school near Nairobi when the tumultuous Mau Mau Uprising for independence and Kenyan sovereignty gripped his country. While he enjoyed scouting trips and chess tournaments, his family home was razed to the ground and his brother, a member of the insurgency, was captured by the British and taken to a concentration camp. But Ngũgĩ could not escape history, and eventually found himself jailed after a run in with the forces of colonialism.

Ngũgĩ richly and poignantly evokes the experiences that would transform him into a world-class writer and, as a political dissident, a moral compass to us all. A winning 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.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
Publisher: Anchor Books
Published: 05/12/2015
ISBN: 9781101910511
Pages: 256
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.20w x 0.70d

Review Citations: New York Times Book Review 06/28/2015 pg. 36
Renowned novelist, poet, playwright, and literary critic Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o was a student at a prestigious, British-run boarding school near Nairobi when the tumultuous Mau Mau Uprising for independence and Kenyan sovereignty gripped his country. While he enjoyed scouting trips and chess tournaments, his family home was razed to the ground and his brother, a member of the insurgency, was captured by the British and taken to a concentration camp. But Ngũgĩ could not escape history, and eventually found himself jailed after a run in with the forces of colonialism.

Ngũgĩ richly and poignantly evokes the experiences that would transform him into a world-class writer and, as a political dissident, a moral compass to us all. A winning 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.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
Publisher: Anchor Books
Published: 05/12/2015
ISBN: 9781101910511
Pages: 256
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.20w x 0.70d

Review Citations: New York Times Book Review 06/28/2015 pg. 36