ISBN 9789966561916
Pages 62
Dimensions 210 x 148mm
Illustrations Colour Illustrations
Published 2017
Publisher East African Educational Publishers, Kenya
Format Paperback

Nyoni Nyonia Nyone

by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Rũrũ nĩ rũgano rwa kĩrĩu
Rũrũ nĩ rũgano rwa magegania
Rũrũ nĩ rũgano rwĩ na gĩkeno
Rũrũ rũgano rwĩ na ngunyĩrĩrĩ
Nĩ rũgano rwa Abirika itũ
Rũgano rwa mũndũ mũirũ
Rũgano rwa gwĩkũwa na gwĩkũngũĩra
Rũgano rũgũtũma twĩhũge na twĩhũgũre
Rũgano rũratũria twĩtiire na twĩtĩye na citũ
Rekei tũmbũke na Mfuachuma
Rekei atũtware ng'endoinĩ cia kwĩyonera
Rekei twĩmenyere maingĩ marĩa tũtoe
Rekei atũhithũrĩrie hitho iria itũire i hithe
Hitho iria igũtũma twĩrore rĩngĩ twĩmenye wega
Hitho iria igũtũma twĩtiire na twĩtĩye na bũrũri witũ
Hitho iria igũtũma tũgarũrĩre mĩthiĩre na mĩkinyũkĩrie itũ
Ũtonga wa Abirika ũtongie Abirika
Ũtonga wa thiomi citũ ũtũme ithomithie Abirika
Ũtonga wa meciria maitũ ũtũme macarie Abirika itũ
Mĩikarĩre itũ tũmĩkũrie ĩnoore na ĩnorie mĩoyo itũ
Njiarwa na njiarwa, tene na tene!
Rĩu nĩ tũmbũke rĩerainĩ na Mfuachuma
Na tũkĩũmbũka nake, na ithuĩ twĩyugĩre:
Nyoni nyonia nyone!

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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.