Building the African Novel on Quick sand: Politics of Language, Identity, and Ownership

@inproceedings{Ngugi2018BuildingTA,
  title={Building the African Novel on Quick sand: Politics of Language, Identity, and Ownership},
  author={Mukoma wa Ngugi},
  year={2018}
}
African literary criticism, while useful as a postcolonial tool, has failed the African literary tradition on two fronts: by periodizing the African literary tradition as Achebe to Adichie, leaving out early South African Writing, diaspora African literature, and literature in African languages; and by privileging the African realist political novel in English, leaving behind other genres such as popular and science fictions. Thinking through questions of language, identity, and ownership… Expand