In this collection Ngugi is concerned with moving the centre in two senses - between nations and within nations - in order to contribute to the freeing of world cultures from the restrictive walls of nationalism, class, race and gender
Between nations the need is to move the centre from its assumed location in the West to a multiplicity of spheres in all the cultures of the world. Within nations the move should be away from all minority class establishments to the real creative centre among working people in conditions of racial, religious and gender equality.
PART I: FREEING CULTURE FROM EUROCENTRISM - Moving the Centre: Towards a Pluralism of Cultures - Creating Space for a Hundred Flowers to Bloom: The Wealth of a Common Global Culture - The Universality of Local Knowledge - Imperialism of Language: English, a Language for the World? - Cultural Dialogue for a New World - The Cultural Factor in the Neo-colonial Era - PART II: FREEING CULTURE FROM COLONIAL L EGACIES - The Writer in a Neo-colonial State - Resistance ot Damnation: The Role of Intellectual Workers - The Role of the Scholar in the Development of African Literatures - Post-colonial Politics & Culture - In Moi's Kenya, Hi story is Subversive - From the Corridors of Silence: The E xile Writes Back - Imperialism & Revolution: Movements for Social Change. (Part contents)