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Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʾo. 1986. Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature. London : Portsmouth, N.H: J. Currey ; Heinemann.

Abstract: " Decolonising the Mind is a collection of essays about language and its constructive role in national culture, history, and identity. The book, which advocates for linguistic decolonization, is one of Ngũgĩ’s best-known and most-cited non-fiction publications, helping to cement him as a...Read more

Mwiria, Kilemi. 1991. “Education for Subordination: African Education in Colonial Kenya.” History of Education 20 (3): 261–73.

Abstract: "This paper looks at how the colonial government in Kenya used the education system in an attempt to strengthen their political and economic power over the African majority."Read more

Mutavi, Lillian. 2018. “Government Rolls out National ICT Team as Konza Headquarters Nears Completion.” The Star, Kenya, July 12, 2018.

"The National Assembly ICT Chair, William Kisang challenged the Ministry of ICT to urgently set up a National Data center. “The Ministry must move with speed and set up a National Data Center. This lack of a data centre is a big risk for us as a country”, Kisang said." July 12, 2018Read more
Oduor, Erick, Peninah Waweru, Jonathan Lenchner, and Carman Neustaedter. 2018. “Practices and Technology Needs of a Network of Farmers in Tharaka Nithi, Kenya.” In Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 39:1–39:11. C

Angela Okune: This 2018 paper, written by a research team from IBM Research headquartered in Nairobi sets out to understand how and why rural farmers in Kenya use technology in their routine farming activities. They find that "even though a considerable number of our participants were not...Read more

Wane, Njoki Nathani. 2008. “Mapping the Field of Indigenous Knowledges in Anti‐colonial Discourse: A Transformative Journey in Education.” Race Ethnicity and Education 11 (2): 183–97.

Angela Okune: In this 2008 paper, Njoki Nathani Wane examines anti-colonial discourses as articulated by scholars in the 1960s and (re)taken up in the 21st century.Read more

Mukoma wa Ngugi. 2018. “What Decolonizing the Mind Means Today.” Literary Hub, March 2018.

Angela Okune: This 2018 blog post by Ngugi wa Thiong'o's son, Mukoma articulates the continued relevance of the book. Borrowing literary critic Adam Beach's notion of an "English metaphysical empire," Mukoma highlights how English continues to be a marker of intelligence and class in Kenya (and...Read more

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