Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

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Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o (Gikuyu pronunciation: [ᵑɡoɣe wá ðiɔŋɔ]; originally James Thiong'o Ngugi, born 5 January 1938) is a Kenyan writer and academic who writes primarily in Gikuyu. His work includes novels, plays, short stories, and essays, ranging from literary and social criticism to children's literature. He is the founder and editor of the Gikuyu-language journal Mũtĩiri. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o has received more than 566,620 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2,222nd most popular writer.

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  • 570k

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  • 52.87

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  • 48

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.38

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.19

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

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Among writers, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o ranks 2,218 out of 4,883Before him are Christian Fürchtegott Gellert, John Cheever, Badi' al-Zaman al-Hamadani, Clark Ashton Smith, Sigismund von Herberstein, and Algernon Blackwood. After him are Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Carl Sandburg, Alfred Bester, Alain Ducasse, Adam de la Halle, and Olympiodorus of Thebes.

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Among people born in 1938, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o ranks 160Before him are Tatsuya Shiji, Seishiro Shimatani, Ove Andersson, Michael Rockefeller, Benjamin Mkapa, and Choekyi Gyaltsen, 10th Panchen Lama. After him are Rauno Aaltonen, Jacqueline Andere, Tufuga Efi, Paul Martin, William B. Davis, and Patrick Bauchau.

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In Kenya

Among people born in Kenya, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o ranks 8 out of 87Before him are Wangari Maathai (1940), Barack Obama Sr. (1936), Jomo Kenyatta (1893), Louis Leakey (1903), Roger Whittaker (1936), and Mwai Kibaki (1931). After him are Deep Roy (1949), Daniel arap Moi (1924), Chris Froome (1985), Kipchoge Keino (1940), Uhuru Kenyatta (1961), and Raila Odinga (1945).

Among WRITERS In Kenya

Among writers born in Kenya, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o ranks 1After him are Philippa Gregory (1954).

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