Weep Not, Child

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Heinemann, 1987 - Fiction - 136 pages
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"Two small boys stand on a rubbish heap and look into the future. One boy is excited, he is beginning school; the other, his brother, is an apprentice carpetner. Together, they will serve their country--the teacher and the craftsman. But this is Kenya and times are against them. In the forests, the Mau Mau are waging war against the white government, and two brothers, Njoroge and Kamau, and the rest of their family, need to decide where their loyalties lie. For the practical man, the choice is simple, but for Njoroge, the scholar, the dream of progress through learning is a hard one to give up"--P. [4] of cover.
 

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The Mau Mau uprising in Kenya during the 1950s is featured in this story of 2 brothers, Njoroge and Kamau. Their lives and that of their family and many others are thrown into chaos when their ... Read full review

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Ngũgĩ's powerful debut novel about colonial Kenya was released in 1964 while he was a student at the University of Leeds, and was the first book published in English by an East African. The story is ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
13
Section 3
28
Section 4
33
Section 5
40
Section 6
50
Section 7
55
Section 8
62
Section 12
84
Section 13
97
Section 14
104
Section 15
108
Section 16
114
Section 17
122
Section 18
126
Section 19
130

Section 9
67
Section 10
72
Section 11
76
Section 20
137
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About the author (1987)

Ngugi is world famous for his novels from Weep Not, Child to Matigari and the impact of his plays, especially in Gikuyu, which led to his detention in Kenya. He is now Professor of Comparative Literature and Performance Studies in New York University. This book reflects many of the concerns found in Decolonising the Mind and Moving the Centre.

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