Published September 20, 2023 | Version v1
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Book Review - Decolonising the Mind by Ngugi wa Thiong'o – Africa, A New Perspective


  • 1. Ph.D. Student, Curriculum and Instruction, Texas Tech University, College of Education, Texas, USA.



Ngugi wa Thiong'o's groundbreaking work, "Decolonizing the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature," challenges the dominant Eurocentric and American-centric narratives that have long overshadowed African voices and experiences. The essence of Thiong'o's book is shedding light on his impassioned call to decolonize African history, dismantle harmful stereotypes, and usher in a new perspective on the continent. "Decolonizing the Mind" is a potent call to action, urging readers to engage in the collective effort to liberate Africa from historical misrepresentations. It underscores the resilience, cultural richness, and determination of the continent and its people. Through these efforts, we can contribute to a more equitable and just future for Africa and its diverse population.

Keywords: Contemporary Africa, Africa, History, Socioeconomics, Literary Criticism, Decoloniality,


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