by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
...the single most coherent and forceful intervention to date in a debate which has been going on for a quarter of a century.
—The International Journal of African Historical Studies
Ngugi describes this book as "a summary of some of the issues in which I have been passionately involved for the last twenty years of my practice in fiction, theatre, criticism and in the teaching of literature.
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Europe stole art treasures from Africa to decorate their houses and museums; in the twentieth century Europe is stealing the treasures of the mind to enrich their languages and cultures...."
Paperback: 114 pages