Celebrated Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong’o is in the country to launch his latest book, Kenda Muiyuru (The Perfect Nine), and to promote writing in vernacular languages, a mission he has been on for more than three decades.
Besides the launch, Prof comes back home with a strong message that has seen him make headlines across various leading publications in the country: A call to Kenyans to embrace their mother tongue.
Many literature enthusiasts gathered for the event including former Chief Justice Dr Willy Mutunga who described Ngugi as a friend of many years and lauded him for his consistency in promoting local languages.
Professor Ngugi wa Thiong’o, one of the strongest advocates for use of African languages in literature, has once again emphasised the Swahili saying ''mwacha mila ni mtumwa'', which loosely translates to ''one who abandons their traditions is a sl...
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I was very brilliant and very good in all my science-related subjects, such that even my teachers felt I should be a doctor, but when I wanted to enter the university, it didn’t work out that way.
This happened in Naija Hip Hop where a lot of rappers with American styled rap came on the scene and despite great beats and lyrical stamina, they never quite made it.
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On January, 21, this newspaper run a story on how private school operators protested a government proposal to enact a policy that would regulate tuition in learning institutions.
He studied to be a chartered accountant, completing his business science degree at UCT “and quitting after four hours in the corporate world to follow my true passion - film-making”.
In the short time we have led governments in the Metros of Johannesburg, Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay we have made huge strides in cleaning out the rot and prioritising service delivery.
Oliver Enwerenem, a former member in the Imo House of Assembly said unless the country’s problems are addressed, it would continue to witness youths drifting to such areas to engage themselves, economically, attributing the participation of those ...
NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 14 – Former Gor Mahia striker Meddie Kagere has proved an instant hit at his new club, Tanzanian giants Simba SC.
He’s a holder of an MBA from the University of Leicester in UK, a golfer, an entrepreneur, a lover of all things vintage and a keen aficionado of cognac.
We therefore need to revisit our educational system and revise our curriculum from primary to tertiary level, basing its content on the necessary information and training set that can fit into the 21st century market place, thereby producing the h...
Sincere singing of the song evokes the acknowledgement that God is great and helps children grasp their identities.