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Published by Penguin Books in New York .
Written in English


  • Fiction,
  • History,
  • Brothers,
  • FICTION / Literary

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Edition Notes

StatementNgũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
SeriesPenguin classics
LC ClassificationsPR9381.9.N45 W44 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25237963M
ISBN 109780143106692
LC Control Number2012006204

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Weep Not, Child Summary Part I - "The Waning Light" Weep Not, Child is set in a Gikuyu village in Kenya during the Emergency, a tumultuous and violent period which would eventually lead to Kenya's independence from Britain. One day, the beautiful Nyokabi offers her youngest son, Njoroge, an opportunity to go to school. Weep Not, Child () About book: *spoiler alert!Ngugi gives us an intimate account of how real people and families were effected by the Mau Mau Rebellion in Kenya in the 's and how the same interests of preserving land rights got cast as vastly different and .   Weep Not, Child was written by Ngugi wa Thiong'o while studying at at Leeds University in England in Weep Not, Child was the second novel Ngugi wrote, although it was published before his first, The River Between. It follows the tragic story of Njoroge, a young boy who seeks an education during the Emergency in Kenya. Ngugi is world famous for his novels from Weep Not, Child to Matigari and the impact of his plays, especially in Gikuyu, which led to his detention in Kenya. He is now Professor of Comparative 3/5(4).

  Weep not, Child by Ngugi wa Thiong'o The book, first published in , is set in Kenya, and is a portrayal of life in the country during colonial times. It is divided into two parts: “the waning light” and “darkness falls”, and has eighteen chapters. Weep Not Child Book Summary: A powerful, moving story that details the effects of the infamous Mau Mau war, the African nationalist revolt against colonial oppression in Kenya, on the lives of ordinary men and women, and on one family in particular. Two brothers, Njoroge and Kamau, stand on a rubbish heap and look into their futures.   From the novel weep Not Child the author portrays the following: The title of the Novel “Weep Not Child: This symbolizes people suffering. It is very relevant to the story itself because the author has shown that the characters have suffered from poverty taking an example to Ngotho’s family who have even no house to accommodate them. Weep Not, Child (African Writers) This is a simple and powerful tale of the effects of the Mau Mau war on individuals and families in Kenya.

Kurtz has also put together the first annotated bibliography of all the anglophone Kenyan novels that have appeared since Ngugi wa Thiong'o wrote Weep Not, 's Weep Not, Child made an immediate impact on its publication in Since then hundreds of novels by Kenyans have been published. Ngugi is world famous for his novels from Weep Not, Child to Matigari and the impact of his plays, especially in Gikuyu, which led to his detention in Kenya. He is now Professor of Comparative Literature and Performance Studies in New York University. This book reflects many of the concerns found in Decolonising the Mind and Moving the Centre/5(46).   Weep not, child by Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo, Publication date Topics Internet Archive Contributor Internet Archive Language English Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by booksale-cataloger3 on Septem SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: Weep Not Child, Ngugi wa Thiong’o novel, centers around the interactions between British colonists in Kenya and the native people. This book takes place during the Mau Mau Uprising, an eight-year struggle in British-controlled colonial Kenya. During this s uprising, the British killed somewhere betw African rebels.