Summary Of Weep Not Child

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Struggle of the Protagonist against Circumstances in Ngugi Wa Thiong’o’s Weep Not, Child M.SANTHANAKRISHAN
Ph.D. Research Scholar

Department of English

Annamalai University.

Dr.D.SHANMUGAM

Associate Professor

Department of English

Annamalai University.

African writers use the history of their country, intending to reconstruct the existing society. Ngugi recalls the past of Kenya to express his social perspectives. The period of Mau Mau Emergency was between1952-62 and it was a period of mass murder and mass torture of Kenyans. Ngugi published his first novel, Weep Not, Child, in 1964. It was the first novel in English to be published by a writer from East Africa.
Weep Not, Child weep not, my darling with these kisses let me remove your tears, the ravening clouds shall not be long victorious, They shall not long possess the sky….. (On the Beach at Night)” - By Walt Whitman The first line of Walt Whitman’s poem On the Beach at Night provides the title, Weep Not, Child. It captures the sense that the darkness can not go on for ever, which is apparent in Njoroge’s attitude through out the novel. The novel Weep Not, Child deals with the life of a young black boy Njoroge. It is divided into two parts and eighteen chapters. Part one describes the importance of education, in Kenya. In both parts the action takes part in the Gikuyu village of Mahua, in Kenya. The main themes are the importance of education, the revolutionary ideas of the countries and a

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