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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Chitra Aiyar rated it it was amazing Nov 03, Quotes from I Will Marry When Jan 28, Chipasha Chansa added it. Jan 12, Betsy rated it really liked it.

May 27, Star Obimbo rated it liked it. Amazon Bt Digital Educational Resources. It had been formed in response to his and his colleagues’ criticism of English – the British government had made in the s instruction in English mandatory.

The aim of this visit is a puzzle as it is unprecedented and they belong to different social classes.

The play is a Marxist one and doesn’t hold any punches. One person found this helpful. But worse than that, he has impregnated her but refused responsibility for the pregnancy. I shall marry when I want Since all padres are still alive I shall marry when I want Since all nuns are still alive I know that’s inherent to literature engagee, but it doesn’t really do much for me. No trivia or quizzes yet. 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.


The musical interludes only add to the all-round tedium of this play. wannt

The simple people who have always wanted to live, fully and fairly, are still in the same state: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Fundamentalism, whether it is by whites or blacks, will not be successful.

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In short, it is a reminder for and by the people that Kenya IS the people and will never u anything less. Ngugi wa Thiong’o and his co-writer, Ngugi wa Mirii, are men who have a way with words that is unrivalled and incomparable.

Feb 02, Kesh Gitari rated it really liked it Shelves: This play is, according to some historians, one of the factors that lead to Ngugi wa Thiongo’s detention without trial. 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.

It also hopefully and thoughtfully examines the nostalgia felt for lost cultural traditions and national identity.

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

The play tells of the time ngugj too long after Kenya claimed its inderpendence. 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.


Write a customer review. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. A bit light and lacks realism that I like in books about rebellions – still really strong work. Published January marey by Heinemann Educational Books.

I Will Marry When I Want

The rich get richer, the poor get poorer. Ngugi talks of this play in ‘Decolonising the Mind’ and ‘Detained,’ his prison diary that he wrote after being incarcerated for a year due to his involvement with writing ngigi play. It proved so powerful, especially in its use of mardy, that it was banned and was probably one of the factors leading to Ngugi’s detention without trial. The play eludes the struggles wanr people of Africa continued to have and the remaining hold European imperialism remainingly has on their culture, their bgugi, and their lives.

Read more Read less. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. In he left for England to pursue graduate studies at the Leeds University in England. African Writers Series Book Paperback: Especially Kamande wa Munyui’s song: Madelyn rated it liked it Jul 29, Jan 27, Cynthia Kauffmann rated it really liked it.

However, at school he also learned about the Gikuyu values and history and underwent the Gikuyu rite of passage ceremony. At that time Kenya was under British rule, which ended in Feb 13, Jim saddat rated it it was ok.