76pp., paperback, Oxford, 1968
A play about a young man, the first of his tribe to attend university, who is torn between his respect for custom and tradition and his sense of nationalism.
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, Petals of Blood, 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) and The Trial of Dedan Kimathi (Micere Githae Mugo).