Ngugi wa Thiong'o  photographed in Kenya for the FT by Trevor Snapp

“Economic and political control can never be complete or effective without mental control. To control a people’s culture is to control their tools of self-definition in relationship to others”.

Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature

[Read about Ngugi wa Thiong’o on the orgrad website]