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Ngugi wa Thiong’o: ‘Women in Kenya have often played an important role in history’

By France24
14 May 2021   |   10:49 am
He is Kenya’s foremost literary voice, applauded for his commitment to telling Kenyan stories in a language accessible to his fellow Kenyans. Ngugi wa Thiong'o is regularly tipped for the Nobel Prize and in 2021, he became the first author and translator to be nominated for the International Booker Prize for "The Perfect Nine".

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