Compare & Contrast The Martyr by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

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Early 20th Century: Kenya is a Protectorate of Great Britain until 1963.

Late 20th Century: After 1963, the Republic of Kenya is an independent, democratic nation.

1960s and 1970s: When Ngugi's short story "The Martyr" is first published in the 1970s, Kenya's president is Jomo Kenyatta.

1980s and 1990s: After Kenyatta's death in 1978, Daniel arap Moi becomes president of the Republic of Kenya.

1960s and 1970s: When Ngugi's story "The Martyr" is first published, he is living and working in the Republic of Kenya, where his books are sold and read.

1980s and 1990s: As a result of political repression, Ngugi lives in exile from Kenya, where his works are banned.

Early 20th Century: The typical Kikuyu man's household consists of a homestead surrounded by a hedge or stockade, with a separate hut for each wife.

Late 20th Century: As a result of the Mau-Mau Rebellion...

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