Ngugi wa Thiong'o

 
Breaking the chains that bind
Breaking the chains that bind
One does not need to elaborate on how historic a moment it is to be seated in front of legendary Kenyan writer and academic Professor Ngugi wa...
The weekly pop sack: Triggered in good times and bad
The weekly pop sack: Triggered in good times and bad
OPINIONSometimes the internet gives us somewhat good news. Somewhat, because of the growing phenomenon of fake news. The...
The last summer of reason
The last summer of reason
POLITICSIn January 2001, three journalists at the Daily News, an independent newspaper in Harare, were arrested and questioned by...
​Ngugi wa Thiong’o interprets a continent to the world
​Ngugi wa Thiong’o interprets a continent to the world
Birth of a Dream Weaver: A Writer’s Awakening (Harvill Secker) is author and teacher Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s coming-of-age memoir that...
Nadine Gordimer: Someone to accompany us
Nadine Gordimer: Someone to accompany us
During a panel discussion that I was trying to conduct with Nadine Gordimer and Mongane Serote at the 2012 M&G Literary Festival, I was distracted...
Humanities row displays bad ‘form’
Humanities row displays bad ‘form’
Mouse-clicking on "decolonising the humanities" is not the same as "hitting the panic button of academic freedom" — this...
If only Ngugi wa Thiong'o knew
If only Ngugi wa Thiong'o knew
I tried, but the problem was I turned 18 in the 1980s. That's when I first walked into Bubbles Discotheque in Nairobi wearing a second-hand Hugo...
A forum for African writers
A forum for African writers
A few years ago reclusive Ghanaian writer Ayi Kwei Armah left the idyllic simplicity of his fishing village base in Popenguine, near Dakar,...

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