The highly acclaimed African writer (Petals of Blood and A Grain of Wheat) who illuminates the struggles of Africa and the "Third World" by writing about his own people, the Gikuyu.
"Contains 17 essays, both newly commissioned and reprinted, addressing Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong'o's novels and his political struggle against colonialism and neocolonialism. Works discussed in one or more essays include The River Between, Weep Not, Child, A Grain of Wheat, Petals of Blood, and Devil on the Cross. Other topics include Whitman's America and Ngugi's Kenya; anti-racist juvenile literature; and problems associated with publishing Ngugi in Kenya..."
-- Reference & Research Book News (May 2001)
Price: US $72.00