I Will Marry When I Want has ratings and 20 reviews. Idrissa said: Ngugi wa Thiong’o and his co-writer, Ngugi wa Mirii, are men who have a way with w. Ngaahika Ndeenda is a controversial play that covers post-colonial themes of class struggle, poverty, gender, culture, religion, modernity vs. tradition, and marriage and family. The play was written by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and Ngugi wa Mirii and first and inviting Kĩgũũnda for a drink, and singing, “I Shall Marry When I Want. Dive deep into Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Ngugi wa Mirii’s I Will Marry When I Want with extended analysis, commentary, and discussion.

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I Will Marry When I Want

Being a lover of English, I desperately struggled to find something good whdn this play, but I couldn’t. The original Gikuyu edition went to three printings in the first three months of publication. Nov 12, Aya’s Voice rated it liked it.

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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Paperbackpages. Natasha rated it it was amazing Jan 16, I would think about teaching this with A Raisin in the Sun – interesting parallel possibilities. Jan 12, Betsy rated it really liked it. Karradyne rated it it was amazing Feb 13, The storyline of the play centres on a peasant farmer, Kiguunda and his wife, Wangechi, and their daughter, Gathoni [3]. They were released in Decemberand fled into exile shortly after.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The play is a Marxist one and doesn’t hold any punches.

Whfn you like to tell us about a lower price? The play points an accusatory finger at church institutions that are complicit in facilitating the wedding arrangements and act only as a means for the oppressed workers to drown their sorrows, juxtaposing them with the local bars in which the characters spend their time.

I Will Marry When I Want | work by Ngugi wa Thiong’o and Ngugi wa Mirii |

Asmae Asebriy rated it it was amazing Dec 21, Namrita Varier I think other than evoking patriotism the songs are there to remind Africans and the rest of the world that African literature is unique and they …more I think other than evoking patriotism the songs are there to nggugi Africans and the rest of the world that African literature is unique and they too have an identity of their own since Africa was a British colony,and even after independence the influence remained Also, the author in one of his essays mentions that the focus of African literature should be the poems and songs written by peasants and workers.

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I WILL MARRY WHEN I WANT – Ngugi wa Thiong’o

Ngugi’s radical work that looks at forced marriage and a rebellion in Africa – a very intense read. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

John has jilted her! Views Read Edit View history. He married in Jan 28, Chipasha Chansa added it. University of Nairobi, Kenya. Please marrj again later.


Very insightful, written in black and white, very little interpretation needed. Ngugi is world famous for his novels from Weep Not, Child to Matigari and the impact of his plays, especially in Gikuyu, which led to his detention in Kenya.

Retrieved from ” https: It seems Ngugi has a clear-cut answer to the problems of African society, but how far his tools will be of use to Africa, which no one can tell. The play eludes the struggles the people of Africa continued to have and the remaining hold European imperialism remainingly has on their culture, wabt people, and their lives. In he left for England to pursue graduate studies at the Leeds University in England. Secret Lives, wll Other Stories It proved so powerful, especially in its use of song, that it was banned and was probably one of the factors leading to Ngugi’s detention without trial.