It is a ritual that comes back every year. The date of the announcement of the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature is nearing. Speculation is rive. Africans mention names, bookmakers look for profit. The name of the Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong’o is on almost everybody’s list, at leat those lists emanating from Africa.
When the name is being mentioned, the next step in the ritual takes place. It is about disappointment, about a missed opportunity and Ngugi is asked about this situation.
Well here is such a situation.