Birth of a Dream Weaver

Birth of a Dream Weaver: A Writer’s Awakening

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 02/11/2017
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Synopsis

‘Exquisite in its honesty and truth and resilience, and a necessary chronicle from one of the greatest writers of our time’ Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieSelected as a Book of the Year 2016 in the GuardianWhen Ngugi wa Thiong’o arrives at the prestigious Makerere University, it embodies all the potential and excitement of the early 1960s. Campus is a haven of opportunity for the brightest African students, a meeting place for thinkers and writers from all over the world, and its alumni are filling Africa’s emerging political and cultural positions.Despite the challenges he faces as a young black man in a British colony, it is here that Ngugi begins to find his voice as a playwright, journalist and novelist, writing his first, pivotal works just as the countries of East Africa enter the final stages of their independence struggles.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781784701307
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 181g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm

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