Dreams in a Time of War
Dreams in a Time of War
A Childhood Memoir


Recommended by Paul, City Lights Books

Born in 1938 in rural Kenya, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o came of age in the shadow of World War II, amidst the terrible bloodshed in the war between the Mau Mau and the British. The son of a man whose four wives bore him more than a score of children, young Ngũgĩ displayed what was then considered a bizarre thirst for learning, yet it was unimaginable that he would grow up to become a world-renowned novelist, playwright, and critic.
 
In Dreams in a Time of War, Ngũgĩ deftly etches a bygone era, bearing witness to the social and political vicissitudes of life under colonialism and war. Speaking to the human right to dream even in the worst of times, this rich memoir of an African childhood abounds in delicate and powerful subtleties and complexities that are movingly told.

Title Dreams in a Time of War
Subtitle A Childhood Memoir
Author Ngugi Wa'Thiong'O
Publisher Anchor Books
Title First Published 08 March 2011
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 272 p.
ISBN-10 0307476219
ISBN-13 9780307476210
Publication Date 08 March 2011
Main content page count 272
Weight 16 oz.
 


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