Censorship is still widely present in modern society. In many ways people can communicate through old and modern media. In some countries traditional media are being attacked by accusations of ‘fake news’. In other countries croonies of the powers buy media in order to silence them. Some countries prefer to silence modern media by restricting … Continue reading When truth is hunted: The award-winning Kenyan author
In this short German article the writer gives attention to the Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o. This writer, who has been living in exile for many years, has his own experience with dictators in his Kenya. The column in a German magazine gives attention to a new book by Ngugi.
The Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o spent some time in southern Germany in the year 1984. He was visiting professor at the University of Bayreuth. During that time he spent there he started work on his book ‘Decolonizing the Mind’. Now, many years later, a German translation of that book has been published. In this article … Continue reading Plädoyer für eine wirklich afrikanische Literatur
Another one is coming, ready to be published,m ready to be read. Another book by the master who is getting close to the Nobel Prize for Literature (according to the pundits and the bookmakers). This book has been written in the mother tongue and the fathertongue of Ngugi. In this article you will more about … Continue reading Ngugi wa Thiong’o set to release latest Gikuyu book
This article is a short overview of the literary career of the Kenyan writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o. Nothing new as far I could see, but still for the uninitiated a helpful guide.
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