Decolonizing the Mind: In Conversation with Ngūgī wa Thiong’o
In this episode, renowned Kenyan writer and thinker Ngūgī wa Thiong’o discusses crucial issues in African literature including the 1962 African Writers Conference in Kampala, language use and the specter of (neo)colonialism in literary productions and African development. He also talks about sociopolitical issues in contemporary Africa as well as personal challenges he’s faced in the past few years.
Co-Host: Dr. Baba Badji (Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of French and the Department of English, Rutgers University)
Music by Xuman and Keyti.
We thank Xuman and Keyti of the Journal Rappé for allowing us to use the songs below in this episode.
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