Dreams 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.