If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will explore themes of socialism and class warfare as expressed through the text.
Students will familiarize themselves with the history of Kenya and the effects of colonialism on the population.
Students will examine how colonialism specifically affects the artistic output of those under its influence.
Students will learn of Ngugi wa Thiong'o's life and the major themes that have influenced his writing.