At a glance:
- Author: Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Ngugi wa Mirii
- First Published: 1980
- Type of Work: Play
- Type of Plot: Social realism
- Time of Work: The mid-1970’s
- Setting: Kenya
- Genres: Social realism, Drama, Postcolonial literature
- Subjects: 1970's, Africa or Africans, Power, personal or social, Betrayal, Poverty or poor people, Polygamy or bigamy, Illegitimacy, Corruption
- Locales: Africa, Kenya
Kiguunda (kee-gew-EWN-dah), a farm laborer and smallholder of one and one-half acres in postcolonial Kenya. Although his efforts as a Mau Mau guerrilla on behalf of independence have been followed by a life of labor and hardship, he is a proud man. When his employer, Kioi, and others visit him in his one-room, mud-walled home to convert him to Christianity and insist that he “marry” his wife of many years, he takes his sword from the wall and drives them out. Later, believing that their motive was to...
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