Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s In the House of the Interpreter: A Memoir, published in 2012 by Pantheon books follows on from Dreams in A Time of War: A Child hood Memoir. It covers the years at Alliance High School from 1955 to 1959. These are the years of the Mau Mau liberation struggle. A young Ngugi returns to a desolate landscape. All has been torn down and people crammed into a concentration village next to a home guard post.
We are excited about our December book giveaway, which features the latest book from world-renowned Kenyan novelist, poet, playwright, and literary critic Ngugi wa Thiong’o. Enter this month’s competition for a chance to win a copy of Ngugi’s new book, In the House of Interpreter.
One of Africa’s best known and most respected authors, Kenyan author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o is outstanding both for the number of books he has written and the enduring quality of his writing. In this interview, he talks about how he got his first big break, and what inspires him to keep writing. He also tells us when his next book will be coming out.