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Ngugi wa Thiong’o

One of the leading writers and scholars at work today, wa Thiong'o was born in Limuru, Kenya, in 1938. He is
the author of "A Grain of Wheat;" "Weep Not, Child;" and "Petals of Blood," as well as "Birth of a Dream
Weaver" and "Wrestling with the Devil: A Prison Memoir." He has been nominated for, among other honors, the Man Booker
International Prize and currently teaches at University of California, Irvine.