“There is a startling similarity between [Barack Obama’s Dreams From My Father] and . . . Ng?g? wa Thiong’o’s eye-opening memoir, Dreams in a Time of War,” says Marie Arana in The Washington Post. “It is admirably free of cant or sentimentality, and yet it is enough to make you weep.” Ng?g? wa Thiong’o’s evocative and affecting memoir of his childhood in Kenya is now on sale from Pantheon Books.
Ng?g? wa Thiong’o is the world-renowned novelist, playwright, critic, and author of Wizard of the Crow. He is Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine.