Tag Archives: Ngugi wa Thiong’o

NGŨGĨ WA THIONG’O LECTURE: WHY WE WANTED ‘WHITES’ TO EXCUSE US!

It is always interesting to read the headlines that follow after students contest spaces. One of the media outlet reports, “Acclaimed writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o interrupted during UCT lecture”. I must admit, I could not help but laugh a bit.

THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND WHITE DOMINATION IN SOUTH AFRICA!!!!

In his seminal non-fiction work Decolonising the Mind: the Politics of Language in African Literature, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o evaluates the complicit role of language in literature and elsewhere in consolidating some of the ongoing contradictions in post-colonial Africa. Likewise, the

THE FEES AND DECOLONISATION ISSUES AT WITS, UCT & OTHER VARSITIES

In 1929, Belgian Surrealist artist, Rene Magritte completed a painting of a smoking pipe and titled it: The treachery of images. The caption of the image: This is not a pipe (translated from French – Ceci n’est pas une pipe.).

THE MANDELA DECEPTION!!

Last month it was that time of the year when South Africa and the world catch the fever of the Mandela Day Sabbath; I say Sabbath because this Mandela Day has become a quasi-religious event blindly followed by people who