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Dreams in a Time of War: A Childhood Memoir

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Dreams in a Time of War: A Childhood Memoir - Wa Thiong'o, Ngugi
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Born in 1938 in rural Kenya, Ngig) 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 Ngig) 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 , Ngig) deftly etches a bygone era, bearing witness to the social and ...

Dreams in a Time of War: A Childhood Memoir 2011, Anchor Books, New York

ISBN-13: 9780307476210

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