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Decolonising the mind : the politics of language in African literature

Author: Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
Publisher: London : J. Currey ; Portsmouth, N.H. : Heinemann, 1986.
Series: Studies in African literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Afro-European' - the literature written by Africans in European languages - may come to be seen as part and parcel of the uneasy period between colonialism and full independence, a period equally reflected in the continent's political instability. This book presents the arguments for using African language and forms.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo, 1938-
Decolonising the mind.
London : J. Currey ; Portsmouth, N.H. : Heinemann, 1986
(OCoLC)609348179
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
ISBN: 0435080164 9780435080167 0852555016 9780852555019 0852555415 9780852555415
OCLC Number: 13333403
Description: xiv, 114 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Towards the universal language of struggle --
The language of African literature --
The language of African theatre --
The language of African fiction --
The quest for relevance.
Series Title: Studies in African literature.
Responsibility: Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo.

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