no, ngugi can’t dictate

The issue of ‘language’ is not over and will never be over.

In what language do you write?
Is it the language you feel most comfortable in?
Or will it be the language with the widest readership? 

This topic came up during a festival in Durban, some years ago. Zukiswa Wanner reflects on these issues of languages.

Tony Mochama and Phoenix CEO John Mwazemba. Mochama told students that he was tired of having African languages romanticised and if the students wanted to reach as many people as possible, they should write in English. PHOTO | FILE

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