Ngugi: We perfect our English as Europe sharpens tools of plunder


He is back home. The celebrated author Ngugi wa Thiong’o has arrived in Kenya. He will present his latest book. Next to that he will promote the use of vernacular languages. He himself has been an example of that for many decades. In this article an interview with the latest news on his time in … Continue reading Ngugi: We perfect our English as Europe sharpens tools of plunder

Ngugi wa Thiong’o: We have normalised negativity towards African languages


Already for many decades the Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o has advocated the use of the vernacular in daily live, including the school play ground, and especially in the world of culture. He is now on the brink of launching his latest book, written in his mother tongue. In this article more on this good … Continue reading Ngugi wa Thiong’o: We have normalised negativity towards African languages

Miguna rained on Raila’s parade with new book


Politics in Kenya seem to be divided between the Kenyatta’s and the Odinga’s (sorry for the devotees of Arap Moi). Fathers and Sons. The politician Miguna Miguna wrote a book on the politician Raila Odinga, son of  Jaramogi Ajuma Oginga Odinga. This new book by Miguna Miguna is titled Treason: The Case against Tyrants and Renegades. … Continue reading Miguna rained on Raila’s parade with new book

Celebrating Ngugi at 80


The Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong’o is the subject of a new book written by Simon Gikandi and Ndirangu Wachanga. In this book the authors delve into the literary works of Ngugi. The book is titled Ngugi: Reflections on his Life and Writing. The publication was on the occassion of the 80th birthday of the literary … Continue reading Celebrating Ngugi at 80