In In the House of the Interpreter, the second volume of his memoirs, world-renowned Kenyan novelist, poet, playwright, and literary critic Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o covers 1955-59: his high-school years during the tumultuous Mau Mau Uprising. With this follow-up to Dreams in a Time of War, Ngũgĩ evokes a haunting childhood at the end of British colonial rule in Africa, and the formative experiences of a political dissident. Presented as part of the Town Hall Civic series, as part of Global Voices, with Elliott Bay Book Company. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True/Brown Foundation.
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o's website