Gatheru was born to a squatter family living on a European farm. He attended medical school in Nairobi, but was forced to continue his education abroad after he protested the treatment of Africans by the colonial rulers. After a year in India, he spent eight years from 1950 in the United States before studying law in England. He returned to Kenya when it gained independence in 1963.
- A Child of Two Worlds: a Kikuyu's story, 1964
- Kenya : from colonization to independence, 1888-1970, 2005
- From beneath the tree of life : a story of the Kenyan people of Ngai, 2005
|This article about a Kenyan writer or poet is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|