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For further reading: Ngugi wa Thiong'o by Clifford B. Robson (1979); An Introduction to the Writings of Ngugi wa Thiong'o by G.D. Killam (1980); Ngugi wa Thiong'o: An Exploration of His Writings by David Cook and Michael Okenimkpe (1983); Ngugi wa Thiong'o's A Grain of Wheat by Muchigu Kiiru (1985); Ngugi wa Thiong'o: The Making of a Rebel by Carol Sicherman (1990); Ngugi wa Thiong'o: L'homme et l'ouvre by Jacqueline Bardolph (1990) Ngugi Wa Thiong O: A Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources, 1957-1987 by Carol Sicherman (1991); The Words of Ngugi by C. Nwandwo (1992); The World of Ngugi wa Thiong'o, ed. by Charles Cantalupo (1993); The Novels of Achebe and Ngugi by K. Indrasena Reddy (1994); Ngugi was Thiong'o: Text and Context, ed. by Charles Cantalupo (1995); Ngugi wa Thiong'o: The Ideology of Form by Simon Gikandi (1998); Critical Essays: Achebe, Baldwin, Cullen, Ngugi, and Tutuola by Sydney Onyeberechi (1999); Ngugi wa Thiong'o by Patrick Williams (1999); Ngugi wa Thiong'o by Oliver Lovesey (2000) - For further information: Ngugi wa Thiong'o: An Overview, The Global Education Project: Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Selected works:

  • The Black Hermit, 1963 (play)
  • Weep Not, Child, 1964
  • The River Between, 1965
  • A Grain of Wheat, 1967
  • This Time Tomorrow (three plays, including the title play, "The Reels," and "The Wound in the Heart"), c. 1970
  • Homecoming: Essays on African and Caribbean Literature, Culture, and Politics, 1972
  • Secret Lives, and Other Stories, 1976
  • The Trial of Dedan Kimathi, 1976 (with Micere Githae Mugo)
  • Ngaahika ndeenda (I Will Marry When I Want), 1977 (play; with Ngugi wa Mirii)
  • Petals of Blood, 1977
  • Caitaani mutharaba-Ini (Devil on the Cross), 1980
  • Writers in Politics: Essays, 1981
  • Education for a National Culture, 1981
  • Detained: A Writer's Prison Diary, 1981
  • Barrel of a Pen: Resistance to Repression in Neo-Colonial Kenya, 1983
  • Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature, 1986
  • Mother, Sing For Me, 1986
  • Writing against Neo-Colonialism, 1986
  • Njamba Nene and the Flying Bus (Njamba Nene na Mbaathi i Malhagu),1986 (children's book)
  • Matigari ma Njiruungi, 1986
  • Njamba Nene and the Cruel Chif (Njamba Nene na Chibu King'ang'i), 1988 (children's book)
  • Matigari, 1989 (translated into English by Wangui wa Goro)
  • Njamba Nene's Pistol (Bathitoora ya Njamba Nene), 1990 (children's book)
  • Moving the Centre: The Struggle for Cultural Freedom, 1993
  • Penpoints, Gunpoints and Dreams: The Performance on Literature and Power in Post-Colonial Africa, 1998


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