Name
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
Name (reversed)
wa Thiong'o, Ngũgĩ
Bio

<b>Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o</b> was born in Limuru, Kenya in 1938 and was educated at Makerere University College and the University of Leeds. He is world renowned for his novels, short stories, plays, and non-fiction.

He wrote <i>Homecoming</i> while teaching at the University of Nairobi before being imprisoned by the Kenyan government in 1977 due to his work's strong political messages.

Since then, he has been the recipient of over ten honourary doctorates and received numerous awards for his literary and non-fiction work. His novel, <i>The Perfect Nine</i> was longlisted for the 2021 International Booker Prize and he is a perennial favourite to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Currently, he works as a Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine.

Find out more by visiting ngugiwathiongo.com

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