Here is anothe racticle on the use of language in African literature, not just the use of, say, Hausa or KiSwahili or Gikuyu, but the way that the English is being used by writers from the continent of Africa. The writer of this piece is Ikhide R. Ikheloa, from Nigeria.
What happens in class when the teacher walks in? What will he say? What will the way the students reply to his words? Kola Tubosun writes about the way a teacher starts his class in a language that is bit confusing for his students.
Mukoma wa Thiong’o writes about the use of African languages in the art of writing. But this process starts in an earlier stage. What to think about the use of languages at primary and secondary school? What will be the language of instruction? Will other languages be allowed at the playground?
It was great news! A book by a Nigerian author at the shortlist of the famous Man Booker Prize 2015. Chigozie Obioma wrote his debut novel titled ‘The Fishermen’. Now we have to wait till next month to hear the final results.
The rains fall, even in the western parts of Uganda. Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire writes this story about the rainy days.
The poets were slamming, taking head-on several topics that are very relevant in the Nigeria of today. They poetried about corruption, about Boko Haram. They entertained the audience and they had to wait for the result to know who was the best of this evening in Lagos. The best, in the eyes of the jury.