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    satire of George Orwell who wrote the legendary political satire about the Russian revolution, The Animal Farm. Matigari tells the story of a young liberation fighter who believed in the freedom he fought for, but instead the reality of the end result was that he had only assisted in replacing the colonialist oppressors who he describes as the old non- sower, with a new breed of unprepared capitalist imperialists as their ambition to rule is not fueled by the love of the people but rather by the benefits

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    The River Between, by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

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    Waiyaki is a young man who tackles the responsibility of mending the two ridges of Makuyu and Kameno that separated because of the religious of Christianity. The River Between, written by Ngugi wa Thiong’o, captures the ramifications of the white men religions and its effects on the two mountain ridges, that is separated by the Honia river, while the story surrounds around Waiyaki as he blossoms. In the story, Waiyaki, also known as The Teacher, is a strong, gallant young man that believes in the

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    Ngugi wa Thiong’o's Personal and Political Beliefs Through A Grain of Wheat Ngugi wa Thiong’o is a Kenyan born writer of Gikuyu descent, born in 1938 in Limuru. He attended Alliance High School in Kenya, Makere University in Uganda, and Leeds University in England. In 1992 Ngugi was honored with the Paul Robeson Award for Artistic Excellence, Political Conscience, and Integrity. He received the Gwendolyn Brooks Center Contributors’ Award for Significant Contribution to the Black Literary

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    Symbolism In The Return

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    4. In “The Return” by Ngugi wa Thiong’o, the protagonist, Kamau, holds a sack that effectively symbolizes the hardships and negatives that he experienced during his detention. The first example of this symbol shows as the author says, “The bundle, well wrapped with a cotton cloth had once been printed with red flowers now faded out” (Thiong’o 135). This statement shows how the bundle has gone through enough experiences to lose its color. That idea is what exemplifies Kamau. He has been kept in a

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    There are many similarities between Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s Dreams in a Time of War and Elspeth Huxley’s The Flame Trees of Thika. Both of these novels are memoirs, not auto-biographies, as it covers a specific time period in their life. Both Authors talk about their time as children growing up in Africa. Each other represents a group of people that was common during that time. Elspeth’s narrative is about the white settlers’ point of view, while Ngugi’s is the native Africans point of view. Interesting

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    Dreams In A Time Of War

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    There are many similarities between Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s Dreams in a Time of War and Elspeth Huxley’s The Flame Trees of Thika. Both of these novels are memoirs, not auto-biographies, because they cover a specific time period in their lives. Both authors talk about their time as children growing up in Africa. Elspeth’s narrative is told from the white settlers’ point of view, while Ngugi’s is the native Africans point of view. In both narratives, their mothers played a huge role. The way the authors

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    Horseman. But who tilled the soil on which grew coffee, tea, pyrethrum, and sisal? Who dug the roads and paid the taxes? The whiteman lived on our land. He ate what we grew and cooked. And even the crumbs from the table, he threw to his dogs. (Ngũgĩ, 2002: 216) The allegorical story of A Grain of Wheat takes place after World War II in the village of Thabai. It portrays several characters in a village whose

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    Galileo as a Part of Ngugi Wa Thiong’s essay “Freedom of the Artist” Ramanjot Kaur Medicine Hat College ENG252 Dr. Navneet Kumar December 1, 2017 “Art for art’s sake view sets the artist free, and enables them to be more creative in art, it helps their piece of art being purified from the restricted doctrines of ordinary life. Ngugi Wa Thiong’o was one of the important follower of “Art for art’s sake” view. Ngugi in his essay aspires to make artists conscious about their important

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    War Trauma

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    Similarly, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o in Barrel of a Pen: Resistance to Repression in Neo-Colonial Kenya (1983) compares a writer's pen to the weapon to write back, "[o]ur pens should be used to increase the anxieties of all oppressive regimes...The pen may not always be mightier

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    In the book The River Between, Ngugi wa Thiong’o details of the division of an African community, home to the Gikuyu people, the arrival of the white missionaries, and the destruction of traditional African life by European imperialism. Throughout the book, Ngugi wa Thiong’o uses events that transpire to address real life events that are taking place during this time period in Africa due to European imperialism. He uses Waiyaki and the other characters in the book to explain the change that occurs

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