Ngugi in Nairobi

Ngugi wa Thiong’o was back in Kenya for a brief visit, and the East Africa Standard had a review of the return of the prodigal son.

It may seem ironic that for a man who has consistently spoken against the African brain drain, Ngugi has taught, delivered lectures and headed departments in western universities in the 22 years he has been away.

But the rest of the article is generally kind to the novelist and playwright, and even suggests that his return could signal a literary rebirth.