Kenya / 2016
Ngugi wa Thiong'o is a living legend. In this memoir, he explains how he became "awakened" as a writer in colonial and postcolonial Africa. He focuses on his years of undergraduate study at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda and the events that shaped his growth as a young writer and thinker. Ngugi wa Thiong'o is such an inspiration. At 79 years old, he is still writing and is still a fierce advocate for African languages.