Requirements: In a thesis-driven, highly analytical essay, critique Ngugi’s assertion that African authors—to craft “authentically” African literature—must write in an African language. Do you agree with Ngugi? What are some of the limitations of his suggestion that problematize his definition of African literature? Finally, although Ngugi concerns himself with African literature in a post-colonial context, because his ideas are rooted in a more general theory of language, his
assertions have unexpected implications for all uses of language, even day-to-day, nonliterary ones. What are some of these implications? How can we apply what we’ve learned from Ngugi in our own lives? Explain.
12 pt. Times New Roman font
MLA style throughout, including a complete and correct works cited page
Heavy analysis (no summary)
At least one scholarly, outside source
Absolutely no five paragraph essays