Richard Gibson (review date 16 June 1989)
SOURCE: Gibson, Richard. “The House the Freedom Fighters Built.” Times Literary Supplement, no. 4498 (16 June 1989): 670.
[In the following excerpt, Gibson lauds Matigari as a fine example of effective political propaganda.]
Since Weep Not, Child (1964), which was the first East African novel in English, most of Ngugi wa Thiong'o's writing has been in that language, but Matigari, his new novel, was written originally in Gikuyu, Ngugi's native African tongue. It is a superb work of...
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