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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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He had been admiring his title deed wwill his one and a half acre piece of land and his wife, Wangeci, had been trying to get him to fix a broken seat in preparation for their guests Ahab Kioi and his wife, Jezebel Members of the select few who seem to have been successful after gaining independence.

I Will Marry When I Want

The original Gikuyu edition went to three printings in the first three months of publication. A’ Level literature – to re-read. Land is mzrry, wages are disgus This play is, according to some historians, one of the factors that lead to Ngugi wa Thiongo’s detention without trial.


Wangeci, meanwhile, prepares a meal. The play, although brushed over many topics of the Kenyans at the time, I think it effectively and powerfully treated those subjects with so no wonder this got banned!

The play raises questions about nngugi, religion, hypocrisy, betrayal, misfortune, poverty and leadership. Mar 12, Varyanne Sika rated it it was ok Shelves: Fundamentalism, whether it is by whites or blacks, will not be successful. Heinemann; 1 edition January 1, Language: It shines an unwelcome light on situations that an intellectual elite would otherwise turn a blind eye on.

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

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. This page was last edited on 8 Decemberat It’s crazy how relevant this book written in is to Kenya. But worse than that, he has impregnated her but refused responsibility for the pregnancy.

The play is a Marxist one and doesn’t hold any punches. A fantastic play from Ngugi and Kamiriithu, the group who put the play on.

After receiving a B. Hellen Reads Daily nguggi it really liked it Jun 04, The storyline of the play centres on a peasant farmer, Kiguunda and his wife, Wangechi, and their daughter, Gathoni [3].

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There is palpable anger and bitterness throughout the play towards the capitalist system inherited by businessmen and political leaders from colonialists.

My take on it was different from that of others who have read this. But Gathoni rather plaits her hair. Aug 18, Mwangi Mugo rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? May 27, Star Obimbo rated it liked it. Asmae Asebriy rated it it was amazing Dec 21, Just then Gathoni enters looking particularly sizzling in her new dress, her pair of new platform shoes, and slinging a new hand bag over her shoulder.


The primary issue being that after being oppressed and colonized by the white man, they were still under a vindictive ruler. Perhaps it’s not the most feminist play in the world, but it very movingly portrays one Kenyan family’s moral dissolution in the aftermath of colonial liberation.

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Ngugi’s radical work that looks at forced marriage and a rebellion in Africa – a very intense read. Published January 1st by Heinemann Educational Books.