I Will Marry when I Want

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Heinemann, 1982 - Drama - 122 pages
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This play, which was developed with Kikuyu actors at the Kamiriithu Cultural Centre at Limuru, proved so powerful, especially in the use of song, that it was banned and probably contributed to Ngugi's detention without trial.
 

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This is the transcript of the famous play that was performed in 1977 in Kenya, which led to the imprisonment of Mr. Thiong'o later that year, and his ultimate decision to leave his homeland in 1982. I ... Read full review

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The book is very relevant to many post independent African countries. I would recommend it to all people studying literature and all alctivists in their struggle of true freedom in third world nations.

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Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
49
Section 4
55
Section 5
91
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Ngugi is world famous for his novels from Weep Not, Child to Matigari and the impact of his plays, especially in Gikuyu, which led to his detention in Kenya. He is now Professor of Comparative Literature and Performance Studies in New York University. This book reflects many of the concerns found in Decolonising the Mind and Moving the Centre.

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