9781478611318-1478611316-The Trial of Dedan Kimathi

The Trial of Dedan Kimathi

ISBN-13: 9781478611318
ISBN-10: 1478611316
Edition: 1
Author: Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Micere Githae Mugo
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
Format: Paperback 85 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781478611318
ISBN-10: 1478611316
Edition: 1
Author: Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Micere Githae Mugo
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
Format: Paperback 85 pages

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Acknowledged authors Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Micere Githae Mugo wrote The Trial of Dedan Kimathi comprising 85 pages back in 2013. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1478611316 and 9781478611318. Since then The Trial of Dedan Kimathi textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.88 or rent at the marketplace.

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Kenyan-born novelist and playwright Ngugi wa Thiong'o and his collaborator, Micere Githae Mugo, have built a powerful and challenging play out of the circumstances surrounding the 1956 trial of Dedan Kimathi, the celebrated Kenyan hero who led the Mau Mau rebellion against the British colonial regime in Kenya and was eventually hanged. A highly controversial character, Kimathi's life has been subject to intense propaganda by both the British government, who saw him as a vicious terrorist, and Kenyan nationalists, who viewed him as a man of great courage and commitment.

Writing in the 1970s, the playwrights' response to colonialist writings about the Mau Mau movement in The Trial of Dedan Kimathi is to sing the praises of the deeds of this hero of the resistance who refused to surrender to British imperialism. It is not a reproduction of the farcical "trial" at Nyeri. Rather, according to the preface, it is "an imaginative recreation and interpretation of the collective will of the Kenyan peasants and workers in their refusal to break under sixty years of colonial torture and ruthless oppression by the British ruling classes and their continued determination to resist exploitation,oppression and new forms of enslavement."

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