Ngugi wa Thiong’o: We have normalised negativity towards African languages

Professor Ngugi wa Thiong'o speaks to editors in Nairobi on February 6, 2019. PHOTO | WANJIKU MAINA

What you need to know:

  • People have been conditioned to have a certain attitude towards their language and the language of the conqueror.
  • The three-language policy will help children master language and produce proud children who can communicate with the world

I was visiting a certain school sometime back and found the pupils out on tea break. Suddenly, a commotion broke out right at the centre of the play area.

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