Published 60 years ago this year by Heinemann in London, Things Fall Apart has sold more than 10m copies and been translated into more than 50 languages.
Book adds complexity to a story often told more as a hagiography of Tanzania’s founding father, looking mostly at the days before a young Mwalimu emerged as a public political figure
Ngugi wa Thiong’o was the bookies’ favourite for the second year to win the Nobel prize in literature
WHEN I TURNED 18, my parents decided it was time for me to find my roots. They sent me to study high school in our hometown Tororo, the town on the great Rock in eastern Uganda. Off to good old St Peter’s College (better known as Tororo College), I went. At Tororo College, I stayed in Bernard Onyango House. Bernard …