AG’s Book Adventures
#BookReview: Weep Not Child
#Author: Ngugi wa Thiong’o 🇰🇪
Type of work (Genre): Fiction
Number of pages: 134
Own or Borrowed: Own (purchased from a bookshop in Thika, Kenya)
#ReadIt: at hotel and airport
#OverallImpressions: This was a good read. The tale itself was tragic. I liked that it wasn’t very predictable. I loved how it tackled a delicate issue like land ownership in Kenya in the moments leading up to the postcolonial era from the different perspectives at play. I’m not sure I enjoyed it the way I expected to based on commentary from friends but I loved reading this book all the same and look forward to reading more by Ngugi.
#SomethingThatStoodOut: I absolutely loved that he incorporated words from his language, Gikuyu. This is something I wish more African writers do so I’m always excited to see it happen on the pages of books I read.
#OverallRating:🖋🖋🖋🖋 (out of 5 fountain pens).
Recommend or nah: I definitely recommend it. It’s a classic piece of literature worth reading.
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