Interview with Ngugi wa Thiong'o / by Kyla Marshell

I got to speak with the great Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Kenyan author, scholar, activist and all around non-word mincer about his new memoir Wrestling with the Devil, which covers his year of unjust imprisonment in Kenya, back in 1978.

“If I meet an English person, and he says, ‘I write in English,’ I don’t ask him ‘Why are you writing in English?’ If I meet a French writer, I don’t ask him, ‘Why don’t you write in Vietnamese?’ But I am asked over and over again, ‘Why do you write in Gikuyu?’"

Plus, we have the same birthday!