‘Birth of a Dream Weaver’ is an emotional heart touching and thought-provoking memoir of the birth of one of the most significant writers today, and the end of one of the violent periods in global history.
Ngugi wa Thiong’o an ambitious student leaving Kenya for the first time, the prestigious Makerere University embracing all the potential and excitement of the early 1960s.
As a young student, he found himself in several positions as a playwright, journalist and novelist. He wrote his pivotal works just as the countries of East Africa were in the final throes of their independence struggles.
Makerere University Campus was a haven of opportunity for the brightest African students; it was one of the meeting places for all the unique thinkers and writers from across the world.
Despite the challenges he faced as a young black man in a British colony, it is here that Ngugi started to pen, weaving stories from the fibres of memory, history and a shockingly turbulent present.