Al-Shabaab’s Nairobi attack is a reminder that tit-for-tat terror never succeeds


Another vicious attack has hit the Kenyan capital Nairobi. The West Mall attack took place six years ago. Now another crowded place has become a place of death and blood and traumatized people. The writer Mukoma wa Ngugu gives his opinion. Advertisements

On the rise – and cost – of the African novel in English


When I think of the quest for African literature in one of the local languages of the African soil, the name of Ngugi wa Thiongo springs to my mind. He started writing in his own vernecular. In this article by his son Mukoma the name of Chinua Achebe is mentioned, that was a bit of … Continue reading On the rise – and cost – of the African novel in English

Mukoma wa Ngugi: what decolonizing the mind means today


It has become a topic that is linked with the Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiongo. The relation between literature, language and colonialism. The topic has not been finished yet. His son Mukoma writes in this article about it. He harks back to the days that his father discovered the need to write in his mother … Continue reading Mukoma wa Ngugi: what decolonizing the mind means today