DeColonizing the Mind OverviewIn Decolonizing the Mind, a collection of four essays, author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o bids his farewell to English and explains why he has decided to write in his native tongues, Gĩkũyũ and Swahili. The author argues that by continuing to write in English, French or Portuguese, Africans—as well as African literature, history, and culture—remain subject to foreign domination, neocolonialism and imperialism. By writing in their native languages, African writers can further the global fight against colonialism. In its approach to the “language question,” this collection of essays also includes themes of revolution, national and linguistic identity, cultural difference, and education.
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Ngg wa Thiong'o Biographies (3)
904 words, approx. 4 pages
Ngugi wa Thiong'o (born 1938) was Kenya's most famous writer. Best-known as a novelist, he also wrote plays, literary criticism, and essays on cultural and political topics.Ngugi wa Thiong'o (formerly...
15,335 words, approx. 52 pages
When he was incarcerated as a political detainee in Kamiti Maximum Security Prison near Nairobi in 1978 for his part in the production of his Gikuyu-language play Ngaahika Ndeenda (performed, 1977; pu...
14,939 words, approx. 50 pages
Biography EssayWhen he was incarcerated as a political detainee in Kamiti Maximum Security Prison near Nairobi in 1978 for his part in the production of his Gikuyu-language play Ngaahika Ndeenda (per...
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