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A moral fable in which Martigari, a freedom fighter, emerges from the forest in the political dawn of post-independence Kenya. Searching for his family and a new future, he finds little has changed.
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"Ngugi wa Thiong'o has succeeded in creating a fascinating and revolutionary concept of genre... Matigari is both a novel at the same time as it is an oral narrative performance. [Matigari] is likewise equally a hagiography as it is a myth." - Lewis Nkosi
"Soon after Matigari's publication, its hero was mistaken by the paranoid, dictatorial government of Kenya as a revolutionary agitator plotting to overthrow the government, which promptly issued a warrant for his arrest! When the ensuing extensive search across the country finally revealed that Matigari was only a fictional hero, the book which had given birth to this phantom, this Matigari ... was immediately confiscated and banned from circulation." - F. Odun BalogunAbout the Author:
Ngugi Wa Thiong'o is currently a professor of Comparative Literature and Performance Studies at New York University.
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Book Description Heinemann. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0435906542I5N00
Book Description Heinemann, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition. Clean and unmarked copy with some age-toning to pages. Boards are clean. Dust jacket is lightly shelfworn. Seller Inventory # 001114
Book Description Heinemann, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0435906542