SECURE THE BASE, making Africa visible in the globe

: wa Thiong'o (N.)

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130pp., hardback, d.w., Calcutta, 2016


Collection of essays.

"Secure the Base consists of nearly thirty years of reflection by one of the most influential African writers of our time. It is a short but dense collection of seven essays, based on some of Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s most thought-provoking lectures. The book tackles a wide range of issues, such as the continued importance of looking into slavery, colonialism, and neocolonialism by tying them to economic dependence and global inequality."  African Studies Review

Ngugi wa Thiong’o was born in 1938 in Limuru, Kenya. His work includes novels, plays, short stories, memoirs and literary criticism. His novels include Weep Not, Child, The River Between, A Grain of Wheat, Devil on the Cross and The Perfect Nine: the epic of Gĩkũyũ and Mũmbi. His plays include I Will Marry When I Want (with Ngugi wa Mirii), The Black Hermit and The Trial of Dedan Kimathi (with Micere Githae Mugo).