The First Grader: A Simple Quest for Literacy Hits a Wall of Politics

By A. O. SCOTT Published: May 12, 2011 "The First Grader, directed by Justin Chadwick and written by Ann Peacock, tells the remarkable true story of Kimani Ng’ang’a Maruge, an illiterate member of the Kikuyu tribe in Kenya who enrolled in a rural primary school in 2003, when he was 84.  The Kenyan government had … Continue reading The First Grader: A Simple Quest for Literacy Hits a Wall of Politics