By Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Novelist Ngugi wa Thiong’o has been a strength in African literature for many years: because the Nineteen Seventies, while he gave up the English language to devote himself to writing in African languages, his premiere main issue has been the serious value of language to tradition. In whatever Torn and New, Ngugi explores Africa’s ancient, monetary, and cultural fragmentation by way of slavery, colonialism, and globalization. all through this tragic historical past, a continuing and irrepressible strength used to be Europhonism: the alternative of local names, languages, and identities with eu ones. the outcome was once the dismemberment of African memory.Seeking to recollect language as a way to revitalize it, Ngugi’s quest is for wholeness. Wide-ranging, erudite, and hopeful, whatever Torn and New is a cri de coeur to save lots of Africa’s cultural destiny.