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10/08/2010 03:31 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Should African Author Ngugi wa Thiong'o Have Won The Nobel Prize For Literature?

It's easy to see how the confusion might have arisen. Ngugi has dedicated his life to describing, satirising and destabilising the corridors of power. As I sat mentally congratulating the Peruvian novelist I began to wonder what it would have meant for those of us working in the field of African literature if yesterday's announcement had taken a different turn ...

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