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In the House of the Interpreter

A Memoir

«Growing up in Kenya in the 1950s, the future novelist went to an elite school run by a Briton just as the Mau Mau uprising swept his family into the revolt against colonial rule. This powerful memoir depicts a youth torn between these separate worlds»

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A childhood memoir set in Kenya from the International Man Booker nominated author, Ngugi wa Thiong'o. Les mer

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A childhood memoir set in Kenya from the International Man Booker nominated author, Ngugi wa Thiong'o.

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Forlag
Vintage
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
256
ISBN
9780099572244
Utgivelsesår
2013
Format
20 x 13 cm
Priser
Short-listed for National Book Critics Circle Autobiography Award 2013 United States.

Om forfatteren

Ngugi wa Thiong'o is one of the leading writers and scholars at work in the world today. His books include the novels Petals of Blood, for which he was imprisoned by the Kenyan government in 1977, A Grain of Wheat and Wizard of the Crow; the memoirs, Dreams in a Time of War, In the House of the Interpreter and Birth of a Dream Weaver; and the essays, Decolonizing the Mind, Something Torn and New and Globalectics. Recipient of many honours, among them ten honorary doctorates, he is currently Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine.

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«Growing up in Kenya in the 1950s, the future novelist went to an elite school run by a Briton just as the Mau Mau uprising swept his family into the revolt against colonial rule. This powerful memoir depicts a youth torn between these separate worlds»

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