ISBN 9789966563828
Pages 146
Dimensions 210 x 148 mm
Illustrations Colour Illustrations
Published 2018
Publisher East African Educational Publishers, Kenya
Format Paperback

Kenda Mũiyũru

Rũgano rwa Gĩkũyũ na Mũmbi

by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

One particular night, Ngugi suddenly woke up
He felt like the eyes of his heart had been opened  
He had got a revelation
He went to his living room and took a pen.
He started writing this story about Gikuyu and Mumbi
And their perfect nine.
So this is not history, it is a revelation;

A revelation of love
A revelation of hope
A revelation of perseverance
A revelation of bravery
A revelation of knowledge

Now, engross yourself in this book
Get to know about Gikuyu and Mumbi
And their perfect nine
Learn about the beauty of the perfect nine
Their physical and mental health, and their hearts.

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About the Author

Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Ngugi wa Thiong'o is a Kenyan author, formerly working in English and now working in Gikuyu. His work includes novels, plays, short stories, essays and scholarship, criticism and children's literature. He is the founder and editor of the Gikuyu-language journal, Mutiiri. Ngugi went into exile following his release from a Kenyan prison in 1977; living in the United States, he taught at Yale University for some years, and has since also taught at New York University, with a dual professorship in Comparative Literature and Performance Studies, and the University of California, Irvine. Ngugi renounced writing in English in July 1977 at the Nairobi launch of Petals of Blood, saying that he wished to express himself in a language that his mother and ordinary people could understand. Visit Ngugi was Thiong'o's website here.