Birth Of A Dream Weaver


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‘Birth of a Dream Weaver’ charts the very beginnings of a writer’s creative output. In this wonderful memoir, Kenyan writer Ng?ug?i wa Thiongo recounts the four years he spent in Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda – threshold years where he found his voice as a playwright, journalist and novelist, just as Uganda, Kenya, Congo and other countries were in the final throes of their independence struggles. James Nguigii, as he was known then, is haunted by the emergency period of the previous decade in Kenya, when his friends and relatives were killed during the Mau Mau Rebellion. He is also haunted by the experience of his childhood in a polygamous family and the brave break his mother made from his father’s home. Accompanied by these ghosts, Ng?ug?i begins to weave stories from the fibres of memory, history and a shockingly vibrant and turbulent present.

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‘Birth of a Dream Weaver’ charts the very beginnings of a writer’s creative output. In this wonderful memoir, Kenyan writer Ng?ug?i wa Thiongo recounts the four years he spent in Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda – threshold years where he found his voice as a playwright, journalist and novelist, just as Uganda, Kenya, Congo and other countries were in the final throes of their independence struggles. James Nguigii, as he was known then, is haunted by the emergency period of the previous decade in Kenya, when his friends and relatives were killed during the Mau Mau Rebellion. He is also haunted by the experience of his childhood in a polygamous family and the brave break his mother made from his father’s home. Accompanied by these ghosts, Ng?ug?i begins to weave stories from the fibres of memory, history and a shockingly vibrant and turbulent present.

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Author Thiong’o, Ngugi Wa Published by Vintage ISBN 9781784701307 EAN 9781784701307 Bic Code Cover Paperback

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