Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature (Paperback)Ngugi wa Thiong'o (author)
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Publisher: James Currey
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 176 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 8 mm
... 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. - -- Adewale Maja-Pearce * THE NEW STATESMAN *
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