Ngugi wa Thiongo Death Cause, Kenyan Writer Passed Away At 84
Ngugi wa Thiongo’s passing has given truth to rumors spread by his daughter.
Social media has been used by Mukoma and Wanjiku wa Ngugi to deny reports that their father, the eminent novelist Ngugi wa Thiong’o, has passed away. This is not the first time that these reports have been made, and they are merely rumors.
Ngugi wa Thiongo, a Kenyan Kikuyu writer and professor who predominantly writes in Gikuyu but has also written in English in the past, was born on January 5, 1938.
His writings range from children’s literature to literary and social critique, and they include novels, plays, short tales, and essays. He is the publication’s creator and editor, speaking Gikuyu.
The Upright Revolution: Or Why Humans Walk Upright, his short fiction, has been translated into 100 different languages.
Ngugi wa Thiongo Death Cause: What Happened To Him?
Ngugi wa Thiongo is not actually deceased, as his family has officially confirmed, despite rumors to the contrary. He used to hear similar death stories repeatedly, so this is not the first time.
According to his Wikipedia page, he is still alive and the death date has not been updated. Therefore, this evening, earlier than usual, social media was flooded with condolence messages and screenshots of a phony Twitter account spreading the rumor that the author of The Upright Revolution had passed away.
“Not those death rumors again! As I write this, Baba @NgugiWaThiongo_ is speaking to him here. For everyone of us, death is unavoidable, but there is no need to invite it earlier, stated Mukoma.
Additionally, Wanjiku denied the rumors, adding, “It’s just another gossip! It’s all good!
Ngugi wa Thiongo Family: A Look At His Family Background
Ngugi wa Thiongo was born James Ngugi and was of Kikuyu descent. He was born in Kamiriithu, close to Limuru in the Kiambu county of Kenya.
His half-brother Mwangi was actively involved in the Kenya Land and Freedom Army, and his mother was tortured at the Kamiriithu home guard post.
His family was affected by the Mau Mau Uprising. He attended Alliance High School before enrolling in Makerere University College in Kampala, Uganda, to further his education.
In June 1962, while still a student, he participated in the African Writers Conference at Makerere, where his play The Black Hermit had its world premiere at The National Theatre.
Ngugi wa Thiongo Accident Or IlIness?
According to the source, Ngugi wa Thiongo is not currently suffering from any physical ailments or accidents. He is currently being surrounded by death rumors.
Right now, his health is good. Despite numerous setbacks, Ngugi wa Thiong’o has been Kenya’s leading candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature for years. Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah, a Tanzanian-born author, received the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature.
After 45 years, the Kenyan National Theatre finally presented Thiong’o’s drama “I’ll Marry When I Want” this year.
The play had its theatrical debut in 1977 before the state outlawed it after a short period of time, in what was widely perceived as an effort to restrict criticism of how the government handled post-colonial uprisings.