Weep Not Child Author:James Ngugi, Ngugi wa Thiong'o This is the first novel by the renown Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong'o, originally published in 1964 under the name James Ngugi, this is the 1969 Collier Books edition. — Written while attending the University of Leeds in England, it was the first novel in English to be published by an East African. — Repression and brutality on the part of Kenya's... more » white rulers erupt in the horror of the Mau Mau Wars, and innocent Africans are forced to choose between the Mau Mau -- whose sweet promise of freedom carried the stench of death and violence -- and the white settlers, whose way of life had always been something to be emulated. Among those trapped in the web of terror was Njoroge, who sought to walk in the middle.
Weep Not, Child brilliantly conveys the anguish inflicted on all sides during the Mau Mau holocaust. It is a perceptive study of revolution and the divisive effects of militancy in all societies.« less