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Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature (Paperback)

Ngugi Wa Thiong o

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ISBN 10: 0852555016 / ISBN 13: 9780852555019
Published by James Currey, United Kingdom, 2011
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Ngugi describes this book as a summary of some of the issues in which I have been passionately involved for the last twenty years of my practice in fiction, theatre, criticism and in teaching of literature. East Africa [Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda]: EAEP. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9780852555019

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Title: Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of ...

Publisher: James Currey, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

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Ngugi describes this book as 'a summary of some of the issues in which I have been passionately involved for the last twenty years of my practice in fiction, theatre, criticism and in teaching of literature.'

East Africa [Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda]: EAEP

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Many of the ideas are familiar from Ngugi's earlier critical books, and earlier lectures, elsewhere. But the material here has a new context and the ideas a new focus. This leading African writer presents the arguments for using African language and forms after successfully using an African language himself. --The Guardian

After 25 years of independence, there is beginning to emerge a generation of writers for whom colonialism is a matter of history and not of direct personal experience. In retrospect that literature characterised by Ngugi as Afro-European - the literature written by Africans in European languages - will 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 as it attempts to find its feet. Ngugi's importance - and that of this book - lies in the courage with which he has confronted this most urgent of issues. --The New Statesman

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