To Stir the Heart

To Stir the Heart

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Bessie Head and Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Love and hope in four stories by two great African writers.

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Publication Date: 06-01-2007

Introduction by Tuzyline Jita Allan

Bessie Head (Botswana) and Ngugi wa Thiong'o (Kenya) are among the most important modern African writers. Each explores tradition and modernity and their uneasy coexistence by focusing on the power differentials between women and men, poverty and wealth.

"[Head and Ngugi] are both superb storytellers, yet each is highly original. Putting them in the same frame highlights the painful contradictions of African modernity yet also allows us to see the fresh intimacies and surprising connections that decolonization brings." —Dorothy Driver, professor, University of Adelaide and University of Cape Town