In this collection of essays on African and Caribbean literature, culture, and politics, the critically acclaimed author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o delivers a stunning critique of colonialism and capitalism in postcolonial Africa.
'Nobody who has passed through the major cities of Europe and America, where capitalism is in full bloom, can ever wish the same fate on Africa.'
In these essays, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o eloquently interweaves a range of issues including religious oppression, consumerism, and independence with the powerful intellect and passion that has come to characterise his writing. These pieces are essential for readers wishing to uncover a critical perspective on African society and culture.
Homecoming is a ground-breaking account of influential African thinkers, intended to provoke and encourage thoughtful debate on how best to 'restore the creative glory of Africa and of all Africans' in the wake of postcolonialism.
Foreword written by Ime Ikiddeh.
'One of the greatest writers of our time.' Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
'A tremendous writer... It's hard to doubt the power of the written word when you hear the story of Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o.' Guardian
'Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o is one of Africa's greatest writers.' New York Times
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