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Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o (signing autographs in London).jpg
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
Naștere 5 ianuarie 1938
Kamiriithu, Kenya

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o (n. 5 ianuarie, 1938) este un scriitor kenyan.


Opera[modificare | modificare sursă]

  • The Black Hermit, 1963 (piesă de teatru)
  • Weep Not, Child, 1964, Heinemann 1987, Macmillan 2005, ISBN 1-4050-7331-4
  • The River Between, Heinemann 1965, Heinemann 1989, ISBN 0-435-90548-1
  • A Grain of Wheat, 1967 (1992) ISBN 0-14-118699-2
  • This Time Tomorrow (trei piese de teatru), c. 1970
  • Homecoming: Essays on African and Caribbean Literature, Culture, and Politics, Heinemann 1972, ISBN 0-435-18580-2
  • A Meeting in the Dark (1974)
  • Secret Lives, and Other Stories, 1976, Heinemann 1992 ISBN 0-435-90975-4
  • The Trial of Dedan Kimathi (play), 1976, ISBN 0-435-90191-5, African Publishing Group, ISBN 0-949932-45-0 (cu Micere Githae Mugo and Njaka)
  • Ngaahika Ndeenda: Ithaako ria ngerekano (I Will Marry When I Want), 1977 (piesă de teatru; cu Ngugi wa Mirii), Heinemann Educational Books (1980)
  • Petals of Blood, (1977) Penguin 2002, ISBN 0-14-118702-6
  • Caitaani mutharaba-Ini (Devil on the Cross), 1980
  • Writers in Politics: Essays, 1981 ISBN 978-0-85255-541-5 (UK) ISBN 978-0-435-08985-6 (US)
  • Education for a National Culture, 1981
  • Detained: A Writer's Prison Diary, 1981
  • Devil on the Cross (English translation of Caitaani mutharaba-Ini), Heinemann, 1982, ISBN 0-435-90200-8
  • Barrel of a Pen: Resistance to Repression in Neo-Colonial Kenya, 1983
  • Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature, 1986 ISBN 978-0-85255-501-9 (UK) ISBN 978-0-435-08016-7 (US)
  • Mother, Sing For Me, 1986
  • Writing against Neo-Colonialism, 1986
  • Njamba Nene and the Flying Bus (Njamba Nene na Mbaathi i Mathagu), 1986 (literatură pentru copii)
  • Matigari ma Njiruungi, 1986
  • Njamba Nene and the Cruel Chief (Njamba Nene na Chibu King'ang'i), 1988 (literatură pentru copii)
  • Matigari, (translated into English by Wangui wa Goro), Heinemann 1989, Africa World Press 1994, ISBN 0-435-90546-5
  • Njamba Nene's Pistol (Bathitoora ya Njamba Nene), (children's book), 1990, Africa World Press, ISBN 0-86543-081-0
  • Moving the Centre: The Struggle for Cultural Freedom, Heinemann, 1993, ISBN 978-0-435-08079-2 (US) ISBN 978-0-85255-530-9 (UK)
  • Penpoints, Gunpoints and Dreams: The Performance of Literature and Power in Post-Colonial Africa, (The Clarendon Lectures in English Literature 1996), Oxford University Press, 1998. ISBN 0-19-818390-9
  • Mũrogi wa Kagogo (Wizard of the Crow), 2004, East African Educational Publishers, ISBN 9966-25-162-6
  • Wizard of the Crow, 2006, Secker, ISBN 1-84655-034-3
  • Something Torn and New: An African Renaissance, Basic Civitas Books, 2009, ISBN 978-0-465-00946-6 [1]
  • Dreams in a Time of War: a Childhood Memoir, Harvill Secker, 2010, ISBN 978-1-84655-377-6

Premii și distincții[modificare | modificare sursă]

  • 1967 Premiul Jomo Kenyatta (premiul de stat kenyan pentru literatură)
  • 1973 Lotus Prize for Literature[2]
  • 2009 Nominare la Man Booker International Prize[necesită citare]

Note[modificare | modificare sursă]

  1. ^ Daily Nation, Lifestyle Magazine, 13 June 2009: Queries over Ngugi’s appeal to save African languages, culture
  2. ^ Rollyson, Carl Edmund; Magill, Frank Northen (1 iunie 2003). Critical Survey of Drama: Jane Martin - Lennox Robinson. Salem Press. p. 2466. ISBN 978-1-58765-107-6. http://books.google.com/books?id=9ZIYAAAAIAAJ. Accesat la 25 noiembrie 2011