Ngugi wa Thiong'o receives honorary doctorate from University of Bayreuth

Ngugi wa Thiong'o speaks at the University of Bayreuth on May 5, 2014. PHOTO | COURTESY | PETER KOLB | BAYTEUTH

What you need to know:

  • In his acceptance speech, Ngugi shared his view on the importance of languages and cultures
  • He also cautioned Africans who have lost their mother tongues in the name of adopting European languages

Ngugi wa Thiong'o on Monday received an honorary doctorate from the University of Bayreuth, Germany.

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