Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, currently a Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine, was born in Kenya, in 1938 into a large peasant family.  His writing examines the legacy of colonialism. In his own words, He has been “a language warrior,” fighting for indigenous languages to find their rightful place in the literary world.

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