Compare & Contrast Petals of Blood by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

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1930: Few Kenyans are given opportunities to study in the English colonial schools. Those who do are forced to accept a curriculum heavy on European classics and short on African traditions or texts.

1963: The newly independent Kenyan government responds to popular demand by building many new schools, including some in remote areas. Private citizens also found schools to meet the demand.

1969: Students at Nairobi University protest in opposition to the western bias in the educational curriculum.

Today: There are three national universities in Kenya. While schooling is not compulsory, eighty percent of children receive at least an elementary- level education. Works by African authors and scholars are featured in the curriculum.

Today: Education is compulsory up to age sixteen for children in the United States. Schools respond to a growing demand for a multicultural curriculum to reflect the diversity of the population.

1900: European settlers control twenty percent of...

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