Minutes of Glory: And Other Stories

Minutes of Glory And Other Stories A dazzling short story collection from the person Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie calls one of the greatest writers of our time Ng g wa Thiong o although renowned for his novels memoirs and plays honed h

  • Title: Minutes of Glory: And Other Stories
  • Author: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
  • ISBN: 1620974657
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A dazzling short story collection from the person Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie calls one of the greatest writers of our time Ng g wa Thiong o, although renowned for his novels, memoirs, and plays, honed his craft as a short story writer From The Fig Tree written in 1960, his first year as an undergraduate at Makere University College in Uganda, to the playful The Ghost A dazzling short story collection from the person Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie calls one of the greatest writers of our time Ng g wa Thiong o, although renowned for his novels, memoirs, and plays, honed his craft as a short story writer From The Fig Tree written in 1960, his first year as an undergraduate at Makere University College in Uganda, to the playful The Ghost of Michael Jackson, written while a Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California Irvine, these collected stories reveal a master of the short form.Covering the period of British colonial rule and resistance in Kenya to the bittersweet experience of independence and including two stories that have never before been published in the United States Ng g s characters include women fighting for their space in a patriarchal society, big men in their Bentleys and Mercedes who have inherited power from the British and rebels who still embody the fighting spirit of the downtrodden One of Ng g s most beloved stories, Minutes of Glory, tells of Beatrice, a sad, but ambitious waitress who fantasizes about being feted and lauded over by the middle class clientele in the city s beer halls Her dream leads her on a witty and heartbreaking adventure.Published for the first time in America, Minutes of Glory and Other Stories celebrates the storytelling might of one of Africa s best loved writers Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 224 pages Expected publication March 5th 2019 by The New Press More Details ISBN 1620974657 ISBN13 9781620974650 Other Editions 2 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book Minutes of Glory And Other Stories by Ng g wa Thiongo Release date Mar 05, 2019 Enter for a chance to win one of 20 copies of the dazzling new short story collection from Ng g wa Thiong o, who Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie calls one Enter for a chance to win one of 20 copies of the dazzling new short story collection from Ng g wa Thiong o, who Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie calls one of the greatest writers of our time Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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    Lists with This Book Anticipated Literary Reads For Readers of Color 2019 236 books 87 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 44 Rating details Sort Default Filter Dec 27, 2018 Dora Okeyo rated it it was amazing I grew up reading Ngugi wa Thiongo and with this collection, I ll admit that I enjoyed reading every story This collection has the crispness Ngugi is known for, not just in how he unpacks the stories but so how his characters are as flawed as much as they seek to take charge of the course of their lives.Anyone who reads this book will be taken back to the colonial era in Kenya, to the struggles the author has faced, lessons he s learned in life and his experiences to date.Thank you Netgal I grew up reading Ngugi wa Thiongo and with this collection, I ll admit that I enjoyed reading every story This collection has the crispness Ngugi is known for, not just in how he unpacks the stories but so how his characters are as flawed as much as they seek to take charge of the course of their lives.Anyone who reads this book will be taken back to the colonial era in Kenya, to the struggles the author has faced, lessons he s learned in life and his experiences to date.Thank you Netgalley for the eARC flag 4 likesLike see review Dec 01, 2018 Bandit rated it liked it review of another edition I ve read other African authors, don t think I ve ever read a Kenyan one and I do try to read internationally, so that was the main appeal of this short story collection found on Netgalley It promised minutes of glory and provided 175 or so minutes of something, not glory per se, but maybe enlightenment of sorts A window into a different world, a cultural perspective, an education even Most of the stories here concentrate on the Kenyan colonial experience under the British, which was apparent I ve read other African authors, don t think I ve ever read a Kenyan one and I do try to read internationally, so that was the main appeal of this short story collection found on Netgalley It promised minutes of glory and provided 175 or so minutes of something, not glory per se, but maybe enlightenment of sorts A window into a different world, a cultural perspective, an education even Most of the stories here concentrate on the Kenyan colonial experience under the British, which was apparently overwhelmingly negative as most colonial experiences tend to be, and the transition from that to postcolonial independence From culture clashes to religious conversions, a strange and tragic past that echoed into the present day Toward the end there are some recent autobiographical stories too The style took me a short while about 20% to get into, but then I learned to appreciate the author s storytelling talent, which has a very organic almost fairy tale or fable like quality to it Maybe not one of the greatest writers of our time, but certainly a distinct and important one, someone who does a great job depicting his country s past and present difficulties in a concise yet almost poetic manner I wouldn t want to set foot in Kenya then or now, but as an armchair trip it was an interesting one Sad, but interesting Such a different world Very good for international reading indeed Thanks Netgalley flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 30, 2019 Moses Hetfield rated it it was amazing I got this as an Advance Reading Copy so the final version could be different I was already in the middle of several books, but I got so absorbed by this one that I still read it in three days.The stories are organized thematically Mothers Children, Fighters Martyrs, Secret Lives, and Shadows Priests As a general rule, I liked each story better than the last.Prior to this book, the only book I had read by Ng g was Wizard of the Crow , which was a hilarious novel full of m I got this as an Advance Reading Copy so the final version could be different I was already in the middle of several books, but I got so absorbed by this one that I still read it in three days.The stories are organized thematically Mothers Children, Fighters Martyrs, Secret Lives, and Shadows Priests As a general rule, I liked each story better than the last.Prior to this book, the only book I had read by Ng g was Wizard of the Crow , which was a hilarious novel full of magic Because of this, I was initially surprised to see the realism and seriousness of most stories in Minutes of Glory with the exception of The Ghost of Michael Jackson , but they were still excellent Some highlights The Martyr is a fascinating critique of liberal colonialism and the ways that colonialism prevents people from seeing each other as fully human Wedding at the Cross deals with class and the politics of respectability in a powerful way A Mercedes Funeral is a wild ride all the way through.My favorites were the last two stories Without a Shadow of Doubt is a really cute story that seemed to be nonfictional autobiographical about the narrator and his brother trying to catch shadows as children and the discoveries they made The Ghost of Michael Jackson was a bizarre fantasy story critiquing the hypocrisy of religious leaders.Overall, this is the best short story collection I ve read in a while, and I plan to go find of Ng g s books flag Like see review Jan 31, 2019 Renee rated it really liked it review of another edition Minutes of Glory is a collection of short stories by the Award winning author from Kenya, Ng g wa Thiong o I really enjoyed his short vivid stories which all had some moral at heart but are combined with strong characters, interesting settings and surprising plot twists.If you read a lot like me, you might recognize this annoyance when you read 450 pages into a book to find a plot you already expected at the beginning Not when you read Minutes of Glory Maybe it is because of the big gap betw Minutes of Glory is a collection of short stories by the Award winning author from Kenya, Ng g wa Thiong o I really enjoyed his short vivid stories which all had some moral at heart but are combined with strong characters, interesting settings and surprising plot twists.If you read a lot like me, you might recognize this annoyance when you read 450 pages into a book to find a plot you already expected at the beginning Not when you read Minutes of Glory Maybe it is because of the big gap between my culture with the Kenyans, but I found it hard to predict and suspect what was going to happen In exchange I got to sit back and watch the stories evolve flag Like see review Dec 08, 2018 Sophie rated it liked it Shelves for review, short story collection in a sense the stories in this collection form my creative autobiography over the last twelve years and touch on ideas and moods affecting me over the same period My writing is really an attempt to understand myself and my situation in society and history flag Like see review Nov 29, 2017 Safia Benia rated it liked it review of another edition A short story read for my African Studies class flag Like see review Epickkasten rated it it was ok Dec 28, 2018 Tasha Nins rated it really liked it Jan 19, 2019 Bea rated it really liked it Oct 26, 2018 evander rated it liked it Apr 02, 2018 Dec 16, 2018 L A rated it really liked it Thanks to The New Press and NetGalley for the advance review copy.This is a series of well written short stories, all by the same author The stories are written from the perspectives of a wide range of different Kenyans ranging from beer hall waitresses to white colonialists Some of the themes covered include the tensions between traditional beliefs and Christianity, Colonialism, the lives of women and the Mau Mau uprising.There s a lot to unpack in this collection The stories have an otherwo Thanks to The New Press and NetGalley for the advance review copy.This is a series of well written short stories, all by the same author The stories are written from the perspectives of a wide range of different Kenyans ranging from beer hall waitresses to white colonialists Some of the themes covered include the tensions between traditional beliefs and Christianity, Colonialism, the lives of women and the Mau Mau uprising.There s a lot to unpack in this collection The stories have an otherworldly, folklore esque atmosphere and I particularly enjoyed The Black Bird and Minutes of Glory as I felt they were the most evocative The stories provide a glimpse into the culture of Kenya and the lives of the people who live there I always find it quite tricky to review short story compilations because the quality can vary so much but the stories in this collection are of a consistently high quality throughout.This book is a very solid, well written and cohesive collection and I d recommend it to anyone who enjoys short stories or reading African literature flag Like see review Hannah Renea Bumgarner banannerbooks rated it really liked it Sep 14, 2018 Ayman rated it it was ok Feb 26, 2017 Chawki aouina rated it liked it Oct 16, 2017 Tshephoserage marked it as to read Sep 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teacher, novelist, essayist, and playwright, whose works function as an important link between the pioneers of African writing and the younger generation of postcolonial writers After imprisonment in 1978, Ng g abandoned using English as the primary language of his work in favor of Gikuyu, his native tongue The transition from colonialism to postcoloniality and the crisis of modernity has been a central issues in a great deal of Ng g s writings Ng g wa Thiong o was born in Kamiriithu, near Limuru, Kiambu District, as the fifth child of the third of his father s four wives At that time Kenya was under British rule, which ended in 1963 Ng g s family belonged to the Kenya s largest ethnic group, the Gikuyu His father, Thiong o wa Nducu, was a peasant farmer, who was forced to become a squatter after the British Imperial Act of 1915 Ng g attended the mission run school at Kamaandura in Limuru, Karinga school in Maanguu, and Alliance High School in Kikuyu During these years Ng g became a devout Christian However, at school he also learned about the Gikuyu values and history and underwent the Gikuyu rite of passage ceremony Later he rejected Christianity, and changed his original name in 1976 from James Ng g , which he saw as a sign of colonialism, to Ng g wa Thiong o in honor of his Gikuyu heritage After receiving a B.A in English at Makerere University College in Kampala Uganda in 1963, Ng g worked briefly as a journalist in Nairobi He married in 1961 Over the next seventeen years his wife, Nyambura, gave birth to six children In 1962 Ng g s play THE BLACK HERMIT was produced in Kampala In 1964 he left for England to pursue graduate studies at the Leeds University in England.The most prominent theme in Ng g s early work was the conflict between the individual and the community As a novelist Ng g made his debut with WEEP NOT, CHILD 1964 , which he started to write while he was at school in England It was the first novel in English to be published by an East African author Ng g used the Bildungsroman form to tell the story of a young man, Njoroge He loses his opportunity for further education when he is caught between idealistic dreams and the violent reality of the colonial exploitation THE RIVER BETWEEN 1965 had as its background the Mau Mau Rebellion 1952 1956 The story was set in the late 1920s and 1930s and depicted an unhappy love affair in a rural community divided between Christian converts and non Christians A GRAIN OF WHEAT 1967 marked Ng g s break with cultural nationalism and his embracing of Fanonist Marxism Ng g refers in the title to the biblical theme of self sacrifice, a part of the new birth unless a grain of wheat die The allegorical story of one man s mistaken heroism and a search for the betrayer of a Mau Mau leader is set in a village, which has been destroyed in the war The author s family was involved in the Mau Mau uprising Ng g s older brother had joined the movement, his stepbrother was killed, and his mother was arrested and tortured Ng g s village suffered in a campaign.In the 1960s Ng g was a reporter for the Nairobi Daily Nation and editor of Zuka from 1965 to 1970 He worked as a lecturer at several universities at the University College in Nairobi 1967 69 , at the Makerere University in Kampala 1969 70 , and at the Northwestern University in Evanston in the United States 1970 71 Ng g had resigned from his post at Nairobi University as a protest against government interference in the university, be he joined the faculty in 1973, becoming an associate professor and chairman of the department of literature It had been formed in response to his and his colleagues criticism of English the British government had made in the 1950s instruction in English mandatory Ng g had asked in an article, written with Taban lo Liyong and Henry Owuor Anyumba, If there is need for a s Books by Ng g wa Thiongo More Trivia About Minutes of glory No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now renderRatingGraph 2, 5, 5, 2, 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    1. I grew up reading Ngugi wa Thiongo and with this collection, I ll admit that I enjoyed reading every story This collection has the crispness Ngugi is known for, not just in how he unpacks the stories but so how his characters are as flawed as much as they seek to take charge of the course of their lives.Anyone who reads this book will be taken back to the colonial era in Kenya, to the struggles the author has faced, lessons he s learned in life and his experiences to date.Thank you Netgal I gre [...]


    2. I ve read other African authors, don t think I ve ever read a Kenyan one and I do try to read internationally, so that was the main appeal of this short story collection found on Netgalley It promised minutes of glory and provided 175 or so minutes of something, not glory per se, but maybe enlightenment of sorts A window into a different world, a cultural perspective, an education even Most of the stories here concentrate on the Kenyan colonial experience under the British, which was apparent I [...]


    3. I got this as an Advance Reading Copy so the final version could be different I was already in the middle of several books, but I got so absorbed by this one that I still read it in three days.The stories are organized thematically Mothers Children, Fighters Martyrs, Secret Lives, and Shadows Priests As a general rule, I liked each story better than the last.Prior to this book, the only book I had read by Ng g was Wizard of the Crow , which was a hilarious novel full of m I got this as a [...]


    4. Minutes of Glory is a collection of short stories by the Award winning author from Kenya, Ng g wa Thiong o I really enjoyed his short vivid stories which all had some moral at heart but are combined with strong characters, interesting settings and surprising plot twists.If you read a lot like me, you might recognize this annoyance when you read 450 pages into a book to find a plot you already expected at the beginning Not when you read Minutes of Glory Maybe it is because of the big gap betw Min [...]


    5. in a sense the stories in this collection form my creative autobiography over the last twelve years and touch on ideas and moods affecting me over the same period My writing is really an attempt to understand myself and my situation in society and history



    6. Thanks to The New Press and NetGalley for the advance review copy.This is a series of well written short stories, all by the same author The stories are written from the perspectives of a wide range of different Kenyans ranging from beer hall waitresses to white colonialists Some of the themes covered include the tensions between traditional beliefs and Christianity, Colonialism, the lives of women and the Mau Mau uprising.There s a lot to unpack in this collection The stories have an otherwo Th [...]


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