Essays Tagged: "Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o"

English Language and African native language

between critics. In relation Chinua Achebe "The African writer and the English Language" and Ngugi Wa Thiong'o "The Language of the African Literature" essays; I will discuss what do these two writer ... the African Literature" essays; I will discuss what do these two writers have in common and in what way they are different.As we all know; Colonizing power is trying to control their colonies by cutti ...

(3 pages) 59 0 4.0 May/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

"A Grain Of Wheat" by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

In the novel "A Grain of Wheat" by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, the character of Mugo undergoes a number crisis' throughout the novel. His presentation ... a sense of finality to it and suggests that he won't return the same person as he went out. "As he walked through the night, many scenes flashed across his mind; he would be frightened, thrilled, rep ... f obvious discomfort for Mugo, they are of the Whiteman. "Whenever he thought of the Whiteman, he always pictured a man smoking a cigarette and a standing train that vomited out smoke." In Mugo's mind ...

(2 pages) 32 0 3.7 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Weep not child by ngugi

er class such as Njoroge, a chance to rise up into the upper class. Ngotho looked at education as a way to take back the land which once belonged to him. With education he felt that he still had an op ... felt that he still had an opportunity to have his land returned to him. Nyobaki saw education as a way to be in the same class as Jacobo. "She wanted to be the same. Or be like Juliana." Njorge has a ...

(3 pages) 11 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Literary Analysis Something Torn and New

EGL 002October 31, 2012Literary Analysis EssayDismemberment of AfricaIn Ngugi Wa Thiong'o's, Something Torn and New, Thiong'o seeks to explain how Africa was dis-membered and its ... teral and metaphorical. For he gives the examples of King Hinsta of the Xhosas in South Africa, who was beheaded by the Europeans and his head sent to a museum, an act of domination meant to show that ... violently. The other word linguifam is defined as deliberate starving of one's language. Linguicide was used on slaves and is undoubtedly still being used in countries where you cannot speak your own ...

(4 pages) 2 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers