Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

One of the leading writers and scholars at work today, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o was born in Limuru, Kenya, in 1938. He is the author of A Grain of Wheat; Weep Not, Child; and Petals of Blood, as well as Birth of a Dream Weaver and Wrestling with the Devil (The New Press). He has been nominated for, among other honors, the Man Booker International Prize and is currently Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine.

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News and Reviews

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and Charlotte McDonald-Gibson have each garnered major accolades for their respective new books, 

The Washington Post

The Washington Post reviews Birth of a Dream Weaver, saying "every page ripples with a contagious faith in education and in the power of literature to shape the imagination and scour the conscience."

The Guardian

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie lists Birth of a Dream Weaver as one of the "Best Books of 2016," calling the memoir "exquisite in its honesty and truth and resilience, and a necessary chronicle from one of the greatest writers of our time."

Library Journal

Library Journal calls Birth of a Dream Weaver "[a]s essential as Achebe’s There Was a Country... a riveting read in African history and literature."


Books by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

Birth of a Dream Weaver
A Writer’s Awakening

Ngugi wa Thiong'o

A Prison Memoir

Ngugi wa Thiong'o