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Ngugi is world famous for his novels from Weep Not, Child to Matigari and the impact of his plays, especially in Gikuyu, which led to his detention in Kenya. He is now Professor of Comparative Literature and Performance Studies in New York University. This book reflects many of the concerns found in Decolonising the Mind and Moving the Centre. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 114 pages
  • Publisher: Zimbabwe Publishing House
  • ISBN-10: 094922538X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0949225382
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,735,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Elias Chikoto on June 26, 2007
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I thought this book was really thought provoking and helps to highlight the damage done to our African languages by colonialists. Sadly, we now have an increasing number of Africans who seem to take pride in how well their kids know foreign languages when they cannot even speak the tongue of their birth!
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It is interesting and thoughtful book. I think this is a valuable book for a language teacher to read, especially one who is teaching the language in a foreign country and even more important for a person teaching a foreign language in an African country. I can't say that I agree with all the central points of the author's argument, but he presents it in a thoughtful and qualitative fashion that at least makes me favorably consider his arguments.
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I found the book by Ngugi Wa Thiong'O to be very insightful and resonated with experiences in South Africa.
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This is an amazing book, the last Ngugi Wa Thiong'O wrote in English. He is brilliant, and I am grateful for his work. Dare to read this! It is life changing!!
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