Language as an Anti-Colonial Tool. A Conceptual Peep into Chinua Achebe's "English and the African Writer" and Ngugi Wa Thiogo's "The Language of African Literature"


Essay, 2020

11 Pages, Grade: A


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This essay deals with language as an Anti-Colonial tool in Chinua Achebe's "English and the African Writer" and Ngugi Wa Thiogo‘s "The Language of African Literature"

The most powerful weapon through which the occident (the coloniser) grabs the orient (the colonised) is the language. Language is not just a means of communication, but also the spirit and a carrier of cultural experience and cosmology of the people.

It is an age-long tradition and one of the ways of the expansionists in which they impose their language as well as other cultural elements on the conquered people. However, the nexus between language and identity construction is undeniable.

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Title
Language as an Anti-Colonial Tool. A Conceptual Peep into Chinua Achebe's "English and the African Writer" and Ngugi Wa Thiogo's "The Language of African Literature"
Grade
A
Author
Year
2020
Pages
11
Catalog Number
V1000165
ISBN (eBook)
9783346393852
Language
English
Keywords
anti-colonial, conceptual, achebe, African writer, resistance
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Ismail Ibrahim Ibrahim (Author), 2020, Language as an Anti-Colonial Tool. A Conceptual Peep into Chinua Achebe's "English and the African Writer" and Ngugi Wa Thiogo's "The Language of African Literature", Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/1000165

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