The Martyr Discussion Questions

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Ngugi's life has spanned both colonial and postcolonial Kenyan history.Learn more about Kenya during the period of British colonization. What were the conditions of the people native to Kenya during the colonial period? During the postcolonial period (after gaining national independence in 1963)?

Ngugi was deeply affected by the events of the Mau Mau Rebellion in Kenya, which lasted from 1952 to 1956.Learn more about the events of the Mau Mau Rebellion. How was the region affected by these events? What were the results of the rebellion?

Kenya is located in the region of the African continent known as East Africa. Find a map of Africa. Where is Kenya located? What nations surround Kenya in East Africa?Learn more about the history of other nations in East Africa. In what ways has the development of these nations mirrored or differed from Kenya's development...

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