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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

thoughts on: Dreams in a Time of War: A Childhood Memoir

Dreams in a Time of War: A Childhood MemoirDreams in a Time of War: A Childhood Memoir by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

I love reading memoirs, particularly childhoods in other cultures.  So I expected to like this one very much.  I didn't.  There was more time spent on the politics of the day than on personal experience and recollections.  I liked the writer's voice and style, but he kept losing me.  I was more interested in the relationships within his family, but he was more interested in telling me about the political figures of the day than about his many siblings.

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