Birth of a Dream Weaver: A Writer’s Awakening by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

By Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

‘Exquisite in its honesty and fact and resilience, and an important chronicle from one of many maximum writers of our time.’ – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Selected as a e-book of the 12 months 2016 within the Guardian

As a tender scholar, across the world well known writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o chanced on his voice as a playwright, journalist and novelist, writing his first, pivotal works simply because the international locations of East Africa have been within the ultimate throes in their independence struggles.

For Ngugi, an formidable pupil leaving Kenya for the 1st time, the distinguished Makerere college embodies all of the strength and pleasure of the early Sixties. Campus is a haven of chance for the brightest African scholars, a gathering position for excellent thinkers and writers from around the world, and its alumni, together with Milton Obote and Julius Nyerere, are filling Africa’s rising political and cultural positions. regardless of the demanding situations he faces as a tender black guy in a British colony, it truly is right here that Ngugi starts off to jot down, weaving tales from the fibres of reminiscence, heritage and a surprisingly turbulent present.

Birth of a Dream Weaver is a relocating and thought-provoking memoir of the start of 1 of an important writers this day, and the demise of 1 of the main violent sessions in worldwide history.

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