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Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

Decolonising the Mind: the Politics of Language in African Literature

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1986

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Essay Topics


According to Ngũgĩ, what was the role of schools and universities in the colonial and neo-colonial context? Does Ngũgĩ think they were beneficial or harmful to the Indigenous African population?


How does Ngũgĩ view the relationship between language, lived experience, and a people’s history?


Why does Ngũgĩ believe that drama and theatre are inherent in pre-colonial African societies? And how does Ngũgĩ seek to reconnect African peoples back to this history?