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Ngugi wa'Thiong'o
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Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o has taught at Nairobi University, Northwestern University, Amherst College, Yale University, and New York University. He is Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine. His many books include Wizard of the Crow, Dreams in a Time of War, Devil on the Cross, Decolonising the Mind, and Petals of Blood, for which he was imprisoned by the Kenyan government in 1977.

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Dreams in a Time of War
A Childhood Memoir
Written by Ngugi wa'Thiong'o


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $15.00

Born in 1938 in rural Kenya, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o came of age in the shadow of World War II, amidst the terrible bloodshed in the war between the Mau Mau and the British. The son of a man whose four wives bore him more than a score of children, young Ngũgĩ... Read more >
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Dreams in a Time of War
A Childhood Memoir
Written by Ngugi wa'Thiong'o


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $11.99

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May 5, 2015
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In the House of teh Interpreter

Written by Ngugi wa'Thiong'o


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 5, 2015
Price: $15.95

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In the House of the Interpreter
A Memoir
Written by Ngugi wa'Thiong'o


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $13.99

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In the House of the Interpreter
A Memoir
Written by Ngugi wa'Thiong'o


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $25.95

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

World-renowned Kenyan novelist, poet, playwright, and literary critic Ng˜ug˜ý wa Thiong’o gives us the second volume of his memoirs in the wake of his critically acclaimed Dreams in a Time of War.

In the House of the Interpreter richly and poignantly evokes the author’s life and times... Read more >
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Wizard of the Crow

Written by Ngugi wa'Thiong'o


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 28, 2007
Price: $16.95

In exile now for more than twenty years, Kenyan novelist, playwright, poet and critic Ngugi wa Thiong’o has become one of the most widely read African writers.

Commencing in “our times” and set in the fictional “Free Republic of Aburiria,” Wizard of the Crow dramatizes with corrosive humor and keenness of... Read more >
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Wizard of the Crow

Written by Ngugi wa'Thiong'o


Format: eBook, 784 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $13.99

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