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Author Ngg wa Thiong'o, 1938- author.

Title Minutes of glory : and other stories / Ngg wa Thiong'o.

Publication Info. New York : The New Press, 2019.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 New Lenox PL Adult Fiction - NLBB-1  SC THI    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Fiction - RIPG-6  FIC NGUGI    AVAILABLE
Edition New Press Edition.
Description 193 pages ; 23 cm
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Note "First published in the United Kingdom in the Heinemann African Writers Series as Secret Lives and Other Stories, 1975."
Contents Mugumo -- And the rain came down! -- Gone with the drought -- The village priest -- The black bird -- The martyr -- The return -- A meeting in the dark -- Goodbye Africa -- Minutes of glory -- Wedding at the cross -- A Mercedes funeral -- The Mubenzi tribesman -- Without a shadow of doubt: my first lesson in art and film -- The ghost of Michael Jackson.
Summary Ngg wa Thiong'o, although renowned for his novels, memoirs, and plays, honed his craft as a short story writer. From "The Fig Tree," written in 1960, his first year as an undergraduate at Makerere University College in Uganda, to the playful "The Ghost of Michael Jackson," written as a professor at the University of California, Irvine, these collected stories reveal a master of the short form. Covering the period of British colonial rule and resistance in Kenya to the bittersweet experience of independence--and including two stories that have never before been published in the United States-- Ngg's collection features women fighting for their space in a patriarchal society, big men in their Bentleys who have inherited power from the British, and rebels who still embody the fighting spirit of the downtrodden. One of Ngg's most beloved stories, "Minutes of Glory," tells of Beatrice, a sad but ambitious waitress who fantasizes about being feted and lauded over by the middle-class clientele in the city's beer halls. Her dream leads her on a witty and heartbreaking adventure. Published for the first time in America, Minutes of Glory and Other Stories is a major literary event that celebrates the storytelling might of one of Africa's best-loved writers. -- Provided by publisher.
A collection of short stories by the Kenyan writer covering the period of British colonial rule and resistance in Kenya to the experience of independence and including two stories that have never before been published in the United States--Provided by publisher.
Subject Kenya -- Fiction.
Kenya. (OCoLC)fst01208718
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
FICTION / Literary.
Short stories.
Added Title Secret lives, and other stories
ISBN 9781620974650 hardcover alkaline paper
1620974657 hardcover alkaline paper

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