Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

Ngugi Wa Thiong'o (1938) is one of 52 authors who appear on our "Notable Writers of Color" poster, on display in the English Department Advising Office.

Selected Works:

Barrel of a Pen: Resistance to Repression in Neo-Colonial Kenya

The Black Hermit

Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature

Detained: A Writer's Prison Diary

Devil on the Cross

A Grain of Wheat

Homecoming: Essays on African and Caribbean Literature, Culture, and Politics

I Will Marry When I Want (with Ngugi wa Mirii)


Mother, Sing For Me

Moving the Centre: The Struggle for Cultural Freedom

Njamba Nene and the Flying Bus

Njamba Nene's Pistol

Petals of Blood

The River Between

Secret Lives, and Other Stories

This Time Tomorrow

The Trial of Dedan Kimathi (with Micere Githae Mugo)

Weep Not, Child

Writers in Politics: Essays

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