Matigari Summary
Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Everything you need to understand or teach Matigari by Ngugi wa Thiong'o.

  • Matigari Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Matigari Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Matigari Overview

Matigari is a novel by Kenyan author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o. The story is an allegorical tale inspired by the rampant corruption, government oppression, and human rights abuses of 1970s Kenya. The story follows a protagonist named Matigari, who challenges his oppressive government and seeks truth and justice for his people. Although Matigari initially embraces non-violence as a path of resistance, events disillusion him. For better or worse, he eventually becomes convinced that violent resistance is necessary. The novel explores themes such as colonialism, religion, state authority, and storytelling.

Lesson Plan

Matigari Lesson Plans contain 156 pages of teaching material, including: