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TREATMENT OF COLONIZATION IN NGUGI WA THIONGO’S NOVEL THE RIVER BETWEEN (Published)

The period of Colonization is, doubtlessly one of the most painful periods in human history. During that era, the continent of Africa had been dissected by predator nations so that they could expropriate the land, pillage the resources and force the native work as slave in their ancestral lands. African writers who were educated in colonial school and colleges were, therefore, obliged to speak out against injustices inflicted their people. One of such writers is Ngugi wa Thiongo whose novels, plays and essays are epitomes of anti-colonial discourse. The present paper investigates how Ngugi wa Thiongo has masterfully portrayed the havoc wreaked by Europeans in his community, through the appraisal of one his earliest novels: The River Between.

Keywords: Colonization; Africa; Ngugi; European