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Ngugi Wa Thiong'o - Author

HARDtalk speaks to one of Africa's greatest living writers, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o. Tipped to win the Nobel prize for literature, he decided years ago not to write novels in English but in Gikuyu, his mother tongue. His work includes extraordinary memoirs of colonial times and the Mau Mau uprising in his native Kenya. How far have today's young Africans forgotten the sacrifices that brought about independence? And has that independence itself been a disappointment?

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Wed 24 Jul 2013 00:30

Credits

Role Contributor
InterviewerGavin Esler
Interviewed GuestNgugi Wa Thiong'o