The master himself has come to Kenya to publish his latest novel, this time in his mother tongue. By writing in his mother tongue he has shown once again the importance of using your mother tongue, not just in talking and listening, but also in reading and writing. In this article you will read about … Continue reading An afternoon with Ngugi and the questions I wanted to ask
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
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
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
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.