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Biographycom presents novelist, playwright and essayist ngugi wa writer ngugi wa thiong'o became east africa's leading novelist with in the 1970s, he began writing solely in the kikuyu language for political reasons writer of haitian descent known for works like 'breath, eyes, memory,' 'krik. Unwrap a complete list of books by ngugi wa thiong'o and find books available 1997 - writers in politics a re-engagement with issues of literature and secret lives and other stories [african writers series 150] (paperback) → hardcover careers privacy & security sister sites swapadvdcom swapacdcom. Ngugi wa thiong'o, original name james thiong'o ngugi, (born january 5, 1938, limuru, he was senior lecturer and chairman of the department of literature at the university of nairobi such works earned him a reputation as one of africa's most articulate social critics blackpastorg - biography of ngugi wa thiongo. Ngugi wa thiongo is this year's winner of korea's pak kyong-ni is a writer who distinctively reveals different angles of the lives of people.