Birth of a Dreamweaver: A Writer's Awakening (Ngugi wa Thiong'o)

Black Book Quotes "In my diary earlier in the year, I had written, 'Will not give up. Will strive.' This spirit would later help me stare down disaster and somehow survive to fight another day."

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"In my diary earlier in the year, I had written, 'Will not give up. Will strive.' This spirit would later help me stare down disaster and somehow survive to fight another day."

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.