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Weep Not, Child is the story of a Kikuyu family during the years of Kenya’s Mau Mau Rebellion. Njoroge, the youngest son, is given the opportunity to go to school, and the novel follows his progress through his childhood and adolescence in the missionary-led education system. Outside of that system, however, other family members’ experiences of the Uprising paint a darker picture of life in Kenya.

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Weep Not, Child by Ngugi wa Thiong’o Weep Not, Child, the first novel published in English by a black writer from East Africa, launched the career of the most famous of Kenyan novelists. Ngu... Read more