Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong’o. Many high school leavers today have never read his works. 

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We’ve got to take literature more seriously than we do

What you need to know:

  • Just a few weeks ago, there was discussion in these pages whether books should be expensive.
  • The idea that you can measure the worth of books by how cheap they are seriously undermines literature.

On Monday, June 7, Henry Munene wrote an article in the Daily Nation with the title, “Let children read fiction to boost creativity, improve analytical skills.” Munene was pleading to parents, teachers and officials at the ministry of Education to consider the worth of literature.


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