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Birth of a dream weaver : a writer's awakening, Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo

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Birth of a dream weaver : a writer's awakening
Title
Birth of a dream weaver
Title remainder
a writer's awakening
Statement of responsibility
Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Birth of a Dream Weaver charts the very beginnings of a writers creative output. In this wonderful memoir, Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiongo recounts the four years he spent in Makerere University in Kampala, Ugandathreshold years where he found his voice as a playwright, journalist, and novelist, just as Uganda, Kenya, Congo, and other countries were in the final throes of their independence struggles. James Ngugi, as he was known then, is haunted by the emergency period of the previous decade in Kenya, when his friends and relatives were killed during the Mau Mau Rebellion. He is also haunted by the experience of his childhood in a polygamous family and the brave break his mother made from his fathers home. Accompanied by these ghosts, Ngugi begins to weave stories from the fibers of memory, history, and a shockingly vibrant and turbulent present. What unfolds in this moving and thought-provoking memoir is both the birth of one of the most important living writerslauded for his {u0093}epic imagination (Los Angeles Times )and the death of one of the most violent episodes in global history
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Birth of a dream weaver : a writer's awakening, Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The wound in the heart -- A wounded land -- Reds and blacks -- Benzes, sneakers, frisbees, and flags -- Penpoints and fig trees -- Writing for the money of it -- Black dolls and black masks -- Transition and that letter from Paris -- Boxers and black hermits -- Pages, stages, spaces -- Coal, rubber, silver, gold, and new flags -- Working for the nation -- Notes and notebooks -- A hell of a paradise
Control code
sky2ocm82584374
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
238 pages:
Isbn
9781620972403
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016018959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations;
Label
Birth of a dream weaver : a writer's awakening, Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The wound in the heart -- A wounded land -- Reds and blacks -- Benzes, sneakers, frisbees, and flags -- Penpoints and fig trees -- Writing for the money of it -- Black dolls and black masks -- Transition and that letter from Paris -- Boxers and black hermits -- Pages, stages, spaces -- Coal, rubber, silver, gold, and new flags -- Working for the nation -- Notes and notebooks -- A hell of a paradise
Control code
sky2ocm82584374
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
238 pages:
Isbn
9781620972403
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016018959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations;

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