1 CCIS - Centre for Comparative Integration Studies, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN2 DIR - Research Center on Development and International Relations, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN3 Department of Culture and Global Studies, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN4 The Faculty of Social Sciences, Aalborg University, VBN
Coloniality and the Logic of Ambivalence
Ngugi wa Thiongo work can be read as a proponent of an interesting theory ofAfrican agency, cultural empowerment and linguistic re-inscription. This crucial aspect of his work deserves to be more rigorously studied because of its singularity in contemporary times and in the field of African studies and also to the subtle reformulations it has undergone in the face of often dramatic global ideological events and reversals.It is interesting to observe how Ngugi wa Thiongo's ideological postures are infuenced by global discursive practices and events and how in turn he acts upon them.It is also remarkable to oberve how some of the formulations of postcolonial theory resonate in his pardagim of decolonisation.Finally we suggest that the transformation of the global ideological structure after the political collapse of the former UUSR coorelates with a political de-radicalisation i wa Thiongo's discursive profile and a slight de-ideologisation, in other words, a modification(read as a somewhat innovative development) of his pardaigm of decolonisation.
African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, 2012, Vol 4, Issue 1, p. 130-152
cultural theory, africalliterature, decolonization, postcolonial theory, Africa