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Ngũgĩ wa Thiong"o speaks

interviews with the Kenyan writer

by NgЕ©gД© wa ThiongКѕo

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Published by Africa World Press in Trenton, NJ .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʾo, -- 1938- -- Interviews.,
  • Authors, Kenyan -- 20th century -- Interviews.,
  • Kenya -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.,
  • Kenya -- In literature.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-430) and index.

    Statementedited by Reinhard Sander & Bernth Lindfors, with the assistance of Lynette Cintrón.
    GenreInterviews.
    ContributionsSander, Reinhard., Lindfors, Bernth., Cintrón, Lynette.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR9381.9.N45 Z473 2006
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxvi, 445 p.
    Number of Pages445
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22727280M
    ISBN 101592212654, 1592212662

    Renowned author Prof Ngugi wa Thiong’o (third left) and his children (from left) Njoki, Tee, Wanjiku, Mukoma and Nducu when they met journalists at the Panafric Hotel, Nairobi, on Wednesday.


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