Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s lessons for South African students fell on deaf ears

Cape Town

One of Africa’s most celebrated thinkers shared his wisdom with South African students, but they completely missed it.

Kenyan author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o visited South Africa last week, delivering public lectures at universities in Cape Town and Johannesburg. He visited campuses that were still fraught with the tensions of the Fees Must Fall movement and the ongoing debate on how to decolonize South Africa’s Eurocentric higher education system.

Late last year Ngũgĩ published...


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