LONG Métrage | 2006
Who’s Afraid of Ngugi? (Qui a peur de Ngugi Wa Thiong’O ?)
Pays concerné : Mali
Durée : 86 minutes
Genre : portrait
Type : documentaire
Le film suit Ngugi Wa Thiongo lors de son voyage au Kenya avec sa femme Njeeri après un exil prolongé.
Who’s Afraid of Ngugi?
The film follows Ngugi Wa Thiongo as he journeys back to Kenya with his wife Njeeri after prolonged exile. The couple is faced with crowds of the hopeful, welcoming the now legendary author’s homecoming. Yet, also present is the persistent questions of exile, as well as the looming threat of those who still find Ngugi’s words a threat to their existence. The film also captures the aftermath of a vicious attack on Njeeri and Ngugi Wa Thiongo during their time in Kenya and Njeeri’s courage as she and the country face her rape and its following repercussions. The film uncovers the power of the author’s words and faith in his native language to the future of African literature and political developments in the 21st Century.