Birth of a dream weavercharts the very beginnings of a writer‚aos creative output. In this wonderful memoir, kenyan writer ngugi wa thiong‚aoo recounts the four years he spent in makerere university in kampala, uganda‚aithreshold years where he found his voice as a playwright, journalist, and novelist, just as uganda, kenya, congo, and other countries were in the final throes of their independence struggles.james ngugi, as he was known then, is haunted by the emergency period of the previous decade in kenya, when his friends and relatives were killed during the mau mau rebellion. He is also haunted by the experience of his childhood in a polygamous family and the brave break his mother made from his father‚aos home. Accompanied by these ghosts, ngugi begins to weave stories from the fibers of memory, history, and a shockingly vibrant and turbulent present.what unfolds in this moving and thought-provoking memoir is both the birth of one of the most important living writers‚ailauded for his ‚auepic imagination‚au (los angeles times)‚aiand the death of one of the most violent episodes in global history.
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