Sicherma, Carol M.
September 1989
Research in African Literatures;Fall1989, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p347
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
This article focuses on Ngugi wa Thiong'o's writings on Kenyan history. Thiong'o has revised certain details and added significantly new passages in his book "A Grain of Wheat." Two of the revisions, a change in political terminology and a correction of a historical detail, hint suggestively at the emergence of Ngugi's mature understanding of the role of history in African literature and of his own role in the rewriting of Kenyan history. Ngugi intends to make his compatriots see the history of Kenya for the last hundred years as the story of resistance to colonialism, and to neocolonialism.


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