Nonino International Prize 2001

Ngugi wa Thiong’o

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, a brave writer of literary and scientific works, denounces in the prolonged sin of euro centrism, applied to the entire West, the source of the conflicts that torment a large part of the contemporary world.

With a strong and constant meditation, gathered in memorable essays, he considers the respect the multicultural fact and the necessary passage to interculturality as a value, the antidote against the devastating processes of unsustainable standardization.