But Ngugi will never veer too far from his pet subject, the African language. Here is a quote from the interview, his only reservation against young African writers is that,
‘I have not (so far – I may be wrong) seen a young writer of the new generation who takes a positive stand for and on behalf of African languages.’
This is the Ngugi challenge for young African writers. Still I’d like to throw Ngugi a challenge of his own: an important award in his name for a work of fiction published in a language indigenous to Africa don’t stop now… read on!