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Weep Not, Child by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
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Oct 11, 2011

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In this short, sweet novel, African writer Ngugi Wa Thiong'o uses short, direct sentences throughout most of the text. It is clear and concise. I sometimes think I could use a bit more condensing in my own writing. This story makes heavy use of symbolism, as well. Two of the main symbols are the tree and the hill. The motif of light and darkness is also used frequently to make connections with good and evil.

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