Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature

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"Afro-European"--The literature written by Africans in European languages - may come to be seen as part and parcel of the uneasy period between colonialism and full independence, a period equally reflected in the continent's political instability. This book presents the arguments for using African language and forms.

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Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o had already published four acclaimed novels in English when, in 1977, he gave up the language as a vehicle for fiction. A few years later he published this polemic, which he said ... Read full review

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This is Ngugi's farewell to the English language, and he lays out his reasons for returning to his mother tongue of Gikuyu in a series of lectures converted into essays. His discussion of audience is ... Read full review


The Language of African Literature
The Language of African Theatre
The Language of African Fiction

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