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School
Langara College
Department
English
Course
ENGL 1128
Professor
D.Curie
Semester
Winter

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Ngugi WA Thiong’O (b.1938) Distinguished professor, Comparative Literature and English, UC Irvine  Novelist, essayist, playwright, journalist, editor..  He was born in Kenya There was a rebellion in 1952-56 independence 1963-64  Ngugi Wa Thiong’O becomes professor at Nairobi University 1977  imprisoned for critizing government corruption  released 1978 with the help of Amnesty International  Switches to Gikuyu Decolonizing the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature (1981) Argument?  Language and culture and integrally connected  Colonialism is the most powerful on the mental level of language  One must li
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