Monday, October 04, 2010

Likely Laureate for 2010, Ngugi amongst them

This is just a quick one. This wouldn't be the main blog of the day. The Nobel Laureate for 2010 would soon be announced and I am happy to inform you that amongst the Atwoods, Byatts, Roths Oates, Cormacs, Pynchon, is Ngugi wa Thiong'o. No one knows yet, but at least by the mention of his name amongst the likely candidates we can only hope.

Ngugi wa Thiong'o is the author of several books including Weep Not Child, Wizard and Crow, A Grain of Wheat, Decolonising the Mind. Meet the author here. Check out the list of likely candidates here.

10 comments:

  1. The Nobel has been so Euro-centric for the past years that I'd given up speculating or even paying attention. Of course it's their prize! Yesterday, I also read that Ngugi's name has moved up in the list of odds. So here I am, back to paying attention, and hoping that if not Ngugi then any one of the several authors, African and non-African, who deserve to win should win it. Hope one is not disappointed, once again.

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  2. I've absolutely loved the two books I've read by Ngugi wa Thiong'o. I definitely think he deserves to win - here is hoping!

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  3. In fact, Ngugi deserves the Nobel. I kind of wonder why it has taken him too long a time to win it. Kinna, you are right. It has just been too Euro-centric.

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  4. @Kinna, yes. It has become Eurocentric. Last year's winner, Herta Muller, was so unexpected that people began talking. lol. We (Friends and I) made fun that one has to be writing for a minority and an oppressed group to win the Nobel. lol.

    Yes, I agree. As an African if Ngugi wins, why not! However, I think it would be better if one who deserves it (African or non-African) wins good. I would once again be shocked if the title of minority and oppressed is used in selection.

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  5. @Amy... yes that's all we can do. lol.

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  6. @ Gyasi... let's only hope. You know the literary politics-scape. It's deep

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  7. I hope he gets the attention he deserves. These things are hard to call!

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  8. I hope he is nominated and goes on to win too.

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  9. @Myne... we can only hope. These people would only speculate.

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