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.
Ebonics is a LANGUAGE not a dialect or bad English. In the racial moment we are in, instead of a Harper’s letter defending white people’s free speech, we should be spending our energy on black people in the US having a right to speak their first language. https://t.co/gPTVs31PJG
I am not with this whimper of a letter! In a less generous mood I would say this letter is in defense of cultural appropriators, bell-curvist and eugenicists. Every generation gets overtaken by events. Progressives have to to keep up or get out of the way. https://t.co/gjveMulas0