Examples Of Double Colonization In I Will Marry When I Want

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Ngugi wa Thiong’o and Ngugi Wa Mirii’s I Will Marry When I Want is a play published in 1977 and is set in post-colonial Kenya. It revolves on the decisions of the poor peasant Gathoni daughter of Kĩgũũnda and his wife Wangeci. Struggles of self-identity and cultural clash are major themes that are presented in the play. The concept of double colonization is one of the crucial issues portrayed in the play; the British empire’s colonization of Kenya, and the self-colonization of the colonized Kenyan society. The paper will discuss the marginalization of the inferior Kenyans whose voices and actions have been muted by the superior Kenyans. This paper examines the double colonization found in the postcolonial play I Will Marry When I want by Ngugi wa Thiong’o and Ngugi Wa Mirii. Ngugi wa Thiong 'o has caught the attention and the imagination of the literary world for his achievements as a novelist. Ngugi decided that he was writing for his own people. The prime source of conflict in Ngugi 's work is about freeing the Kenyan man from neo-colonial oppression (Nyamndi). Subjects, such as double colonization and marginalization, are the most important elements that can be seen in postcolonial works. Thiong’o experienced first hand the unjust system of Kenyan law. The play caused tension between himself and the Kenyan Government (Van Der Smit 27). This led Ngugi to flee the country after being imprisoned for some time. This paper examines the double colonization found in the

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