Books written by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

A Grain of Wheat

Penguin Classics | May 29, 2012 | 272 pages
Set in the wake of the Mau Mau rebellion and on the cusp of Kenya's independence from Britain, A Grain of Wheat follows a group of villagers whose lives have been transformed by the 1952–1960 Emergency. At the center of it all is the reticent Mugo, the village's chosen hero and a man haunted by a... More Info

In the House of the Interpreter

Pantheon | November 6, 2012 | 256 pages
The second volume of memoirs from the renowned Kenyan novelist, poet and playwright covers his high school years at the end of British colonial rule in Africa, during the Mau Mau Uprising. 15,000 first printing.  More Info

Globalectics: Theory and the Politics of Knowing

December 30, 2011 | 120 pages
A masterful writer working in many genres, Ngugi wa Thiong'o entered the East African literary scene in 1962, with the performance of his first major play, "The Black Hermit," at the National Theatre in Uganda. In 1977, he was imprisoned after his most controversial work, "Ngaahika Ndeenda" ("I... More Info