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Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o Globalectics (Theory And The Politics of Knowing) Book Review

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o Globalectics (Theory And The Politics of Knowing) Book Review

When the white settlers came to Africa, they perceived themselves as the masters and the natives as the bondmen/slaves. They thought of their education as being superior and that of the native’s inferior and barbaric, they never for a second considered the native’s rich history, way of life and oral literature. They simply shrugged it aside and imparted their education and way of life on the natives forcefully, and any native who refused was punished severely and at times sentenced to death. This eventually gave way to slavery, imprisonment and bereavement.

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Why There Is Stunted Growth in African Literature

Why There Is Stunted Growth in African Literature

Any good critic should criticize a piece of art after carefully reading, analyzing, and understanding the work. He should look at the themes, characters, language, setting, and plot of the work, and acknowledge the genius of the writer, as well as his flaws. Going by what I observed in the launch, this is not the case in Kenya. We have people who call themselves critics, yet they do not know anything about the work they are so quick to criticize. They make prosaic comments that are not based on facts, and are not related to the book in question.

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George Orwell 1984 Book Review

George Orwell 1984 Book Review

“The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness: only power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from all the oligarchies of the past, in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites.

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Robert Louis Stevenson Olalla Review

Robert Louis Stevenson Olalla Review

There can be no true love, if its opposite does not exist. In life we go on expecting love to be perfect, yet in truth the path of love is full of hardships, trounces, and vast evil. To love is to accept the malevolence that comes along with it. To love is to surrender to that which is beyond our intelligence.

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Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment Book Review

Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment Book Review

“All men are divided into ‘ordinary’ and ‘extraordinary.’ Ordinary men have to live in submission, have no right to transgress the law, because, don’t you see, they are ordinary. But extraordinary men have a right to commit any crime and to transgress the law in any way, just because they are extraordinary.”

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