A Meeting in the Dark – Ngungi Wa Thing’o (Book Report)

African Literature Writer - Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o

A meeting in the dark is a short story by Kenya’s prolific writer, Ngugi wa Thiong’o. The story is set in Kenya, among the Kikuyu community. The story is about a young man called John, who is among the few young men in his community to have acquired the ‘white man’s education’. In the story, John is revered and looked upon by many members of his community as the perfect representation of a ‘true African son’. John had managed to complete all the levels of education available in the country at that time and was set to leave for further education in a neighbouring country.

John is portrayed as optimistic about his future once he acquires higher education. However there is something else that…continue reading this review