Ngugi’s ‘s Globalectics   is a pleasure to read through. The writer had officially called for the abolition of the English department right after he joined University of Nairobi. He thought English did not deserve to be privileged as that only “reinforced the view that Europe was the center of the universe.” Ngugi has called for a new dialectic:

“It is to read the text with the eyes of the world; it is to see the world with the eyes of the text.”

Globalectics is a combination of the author’s theory and experience. This critical theorist treasures an idealism that is easy to adapt to:

“Works of imagination refuse to be bound with national geographies; they leap out of nationalist prisons and find welcoming fans outside the geographic walls. But they can also encounter others who want them back within the walls, as if they were criminals on the loose.”

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