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THIONG'O, Ngũgĩ wa
THIONG'O, Ngũgĩ wa
THIONG'O, Ngũgĩ wa
THIONG'O, Ngũgĩ wa

THIONG'O, Ngũgĩ wa

Decolonising the Mind : The Politics of Language in African Literature

London/Nairobi/Portsmouth, N.H.: James Currey/Heinemann Kenya/Heinemann, 1989. Third printing. 8vo. Perfect-bound in illustrated glossy wraps. Xiv, 114pp.; index. About fine, with mild toning to wraps, a touch of corner wear. Dated (1990), signed, and inscribed, "in solidarity," to a former owner by Thiong'o on the half-title. An important collection of essays by the celebrated Kenyan novelist and playwright Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o (b. 1938), in which he argues persuasively in favor of linguistic decolonization. Thiong'o wrote his early novels in English, a practice he abandoned following the publication of his 1977 novel Petals of Blood, choosing instead to write in the Gĩkũyũ language.
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