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 “On the Abolition of the English Department” by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, Taban Lo Liyong and Henry Owuor-Anyumba 

14.03.2012

The article seemed like common sense to me. In Africa, why not do African lit/culture (in Swahili and other languages) instead of letting all education turn around an English Department? While also having English and French lit, besides other literatures that have influenced African culture. My classmate presenting it, though, claimed that it was better to keep English because it gave one a ‘global view of the world’. Never was an statement that ironic. Sadly enough everybody seemed to agree with him, teacher included. The more time I spent at Glasgow University the more horrified I am at how ANGLOcentric they are and how unaware of it, even with all their talk of post-colonialism.

#non-fiction, #essay, 2012: essay in english, 2012, book-2012 [essay], book-2012, @read in english, *author: male, +academic, *read for university, +social issues, +postcolonialism

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