Ngugi wa Thiongo is a writer of Kenyan descent. One of the
foremost living African novelists, he has also developed a
reputation as a post-colonial theorist, and has taught at
universities throughout the world.
Ngugi wa Thiongo was born James Thiongo Ngug
A Critical Analysis
of Ngugi wa
Proletariat (Preface/Authors Note:
I wrote this essay about two years ago
as part of my African Literature class
in my sophomore year at Colgate
University. As I am currently taking a
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Ngugi wa Thiongo, original name James Thiongo Ngugi
(born January 5,
1938, Limuru, Kenya), East Africas leading novelist, whose popular Weep
Not, Child (1964) was the first major novel in English by an East African. As
he became sensitized to the effects
Name: Saadi Zakaria.
Master 1: Language, Literature and Civilization. Group 2.
Module: African Literature.
Marxism' Four Main Schools
In a capitalist system literature was no more seen as autonomous but ,rather, as
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