Mukoma Wa Ngugi is an Associate Professor of English at Cornell University and the author of The Rise of the African Novel: Politics of Language, Identity and Ownership, the novels Mrs. Shaw, Black Star Nairobi, Nairobi Heat, and two books of poetry, Logotherapy and Hurling Words at Consciousness. He is the co-founder of the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature and co-director of the Global South Project – Cornell.
"I wish my school had expended as much energy on making Nigerian languages available to us as they did French. I wish they had given us options. I might have left school proficient in another Nigerian language other than mine." @chikaunigwe on languages. https://t.co/maG9hOECbF
On our department’s name change to Literatures in English, we have now moved on from the symbolic to the structural and changed the degree requirements. The intellectual energy pulsating from our dept can power Ithaca town for a year– exciting times ahead! https://t.co/kiYEPHq6qX