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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And his eventual exile- where he left the country fearing for his safety. Daniel Haumschild rated it liked it Jan 19, The play was so powerful that it led to Ngugi’s detention from December A bit light and lacks realism that I like in books about rebellions – still really strong work.

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I Will Marry When I Want

Jan 05, Nicole Gervasio rated it it nguugi amazing Shelves: In he left for England to pursue graduate wehn at the Leeds University in England. The snare of loans and living beyond our means. This is a wonderful play and as a reader feel lucky to have been able to share the insights offered through story since it is designed to be performed.


Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Discussions breed ideas and ideas cannot be hauled about like missiles discussions breed love There are two sides in the struggle, the side of the exploiters and that of the exploited on which side will you be when They were released in Decemberand fled into exile shortly after.

Hellen Reads Daily rated it really liked it Jun 04, There is palpable anger and bitterness throughout the play towards the capitalist system inherited by businessmen and political leaders from colonialists. It’s a shame the play still remains banned in my country but I would love to see the songs in the play come to life.

Their lands had been grabbed, they worked in their new rulers’ industries only to have to spend the meagre coins they earned on the expensive products still produced by the bourgeois. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The play raises questions about capitalism, religion, hypocrisy, betrayal, misfortune, poverty and leadership.

Over the next seventeen years his wife, Nyambura, gave birth to six children. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

I Will Marry When I Want by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Jan 12, Betsy rated it really liked it. This was the play Ngugi wa Thiongo was imprisoned for writing and performing. Jan 18, Brian Chando rated it liked it.


And so starts a play that is rhythmic, poetic, and any other musical -ic you can think of. Gathoni returns home in tears and with a tattered soul. And with statements like “A man must brag about his penis no matter how tiny”. Nov 12, Aya’s Voice rated it liked it.

Return to Book Page. He loses his opportunity for further education when he is caught between idealistic dreams and the violent reality of the colonial exploitation. 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.

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

Heinemann; 1 edition January 1, Language: Jan 28, Chipasha Chansa added it. Mar 03, Sarath Krishnan rated it really liked it. Ngugi talks of this play in ‘Decolonising the Mind’ wipl ‘Detained,’ his prison diary that he wrote after being incarcerated for a year due to his involvement with writing the play.

Heavy Marxist arguments and call for revolution against the capitalistic rich.