Minutes of Glory: And Other Stories


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$24.99  $22.99
New Press
Publish Date
March 05, 2019
5.7 X 1.0 X 8.6 inches | 0.75 pounds
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About the Author

One of the leading writers and scholars at work today, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o was born in Limuru, Kenya, in 1938. He is the author of A Grain of Wheat; Weep Not, Child; and Petals of Blood, as well as Birth of a Dream Weaver, Wrestling with the Devil, and Minutes of Glory (all from The New Press). He has been nominated for, among other honors, the Man Booker International Prize and is currently Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine.


Praise for Minutes of Glory
"With Minutes of Glory and Other Stories, Ngũgĩ assembles the quintessential collection of short stories spanning the length of his literary career."
--World Literature Today

"[Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o] has collected his best . . . these stories affirm the wide range of a global sensation."
--The Millions

"Thiong'o weaves together disparate stories of people attempting to deal with change in their lives, either chosen or forced upon them, showing his understanding of human nature, its frequent resistance to change, and its ability to surprise. This is a masterful collection."
--Publisher Weekly (starred review)

"Subversive and insightful, this masterful, long-overdue, yet timely collection introduces Ngugi's fiction to American readers."
--Booklist (starred review)

"A valuable literary view of African lives in a pivotal, turbulent era."
--Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o's Birth of a Dream Weaver
One of Oprah.com's "17 Must-Read Books for the New Year" and O Magazine's "10 Titles to Pick up Now."

"Exquisite in its honesty and truth and resilience, and a necessary chronicle from one of the greatest writers of our time."
--Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Guardian, Best Books of 2016.

"It's hard to think of another living writer today -- Orhan Pamuk, perhaps -- who speaks so inspiringly and convincingly about the value of literature. No serious reader will want to miss this riveting story."
--The Washington Post