'One of the greatest writers of our time' Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Ngugi wa Thiong'o is renowned for his political novels and plays, yet he honed his craft as a short story writer. First published in 1975, Secret Lives and Other Stories brings together a range of Ngugi's political short stories.
From tales of the meeting between magic and superstition, to stories about the modernising forces of colonialism, and the pervasive threat of nature, this collection celebrates the storytelling might of one of Africa's best-loved writers.
"A tremendous writer... It's hard to doubt the power of the written word when you hear the story of Ngugi wa Thiong’o"
"One of Kenya's greatest storytellers"
"A visionary writer"
"In his crowded career and eventful life, Ngugi has enacted, for all to see, the paradigmatic trials and quandaries of a contemporary African writer, caught in sometimes implacable political, social, racial and linguistic currents"