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By Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Novelist Ngugi wa Thiong'o has been a strength in African literature for many years: because the Nineteen Seventies, while he gave up the English language to devote himself to writing in African languages, his prime hindrance has been the serious value of language to tradition. In Something Torn and New, Ngugi explores Africa's old, financial, and cultural fragmentation via slavery, colonialism, and globalization. all through this tragic historical past, a relentless and irrepressible strength was once Europhonism: the substitute of local names, languages, and identities with ecu ones. the outcome used to be the dismemberment of African memory.

Seeking to recollect language with a purpose to revitalize it, Ngugi's quest is for wholeness. Wide-ranging, erudite, and hopeful, Something Torn and New is a cri de coeur to save lots of Africa's cultural future.

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