Ngugi wa Thiong’o
#862 Overall Influence

Ngugi wa Thiong’o

Kenyan writer

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Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o 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. His short story The Upright Revolution: Or Why Humans Walk Upright, is translated into 94 languages from around the world.

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University of California, Irvine
University of California, Irvine

Public research university in Irvine, California, United States

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University of Nairobi

Collegiate research university based in Nairobi, Kenya

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Makerere University

University in Kampala, Uganda

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New York University
New York University

Private research university in New York City

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University of Leeds
University of Leeds

University in Leeds, United Kingdom

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    #204 World Rank
    Literature
    #1075 World Rank
    Philosophy