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On 31 December 1977 the Kenyan regime banned Ngaahika Ndenda, arrested Ngugi and put him in a maximum security prison, which became his home until 12 December 1978. On 25 February 1982 the Kenyan regime again stopped the rehearsals of his play Maitu Njugira after ten rehearsals. This eventually led to his being banned from teaching at the University of Nairobi; he went into exile. Ngugi is perhaps the first African writer profoundly to articulate the paradox of African writers narrating and expressing themselves in the language of the colonialist, which embodies categories, biases and values that denigrate the African and against which the African writer must consciously and systematically work.

These are some of the perennial issues for which philosophy seeks to find answers. Literature also attempts to extend mankind’s existence beyond the mere finite. By exploring the life of individual characters and events, the imaginative writer can probe such perennial issues as the meaning, value and purpose of human existence. Does mankind expect to live for ever? Who do humans think they are, and how do they relate to things and other humans? Are mankind’s actions controlled by superior forces or governed by free will?

185), ‘either man or council, that whatsoever his will is in those things which are necessary to the common peace, it be received for the wills of all men in general, and of every one in particular’. It is this union that becomes a civil society or a city. : 186). Society and sovereign come into existence together as a result of the covenant. There are two aspects of the social contract. First, the people agree among themselves to give up their rights. Second, they authorize a person or assembly of men to rule over them.

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