African languages and cultures have survived colonialism and they continue to thrive in the twenty-first century. African languages are playing a great role in daily communication, in education, literature, music, film, etc. We encourage upcoming scholars/activists of African cultures and literatures to disseminate knowledge in African languages. This will enable the marginalized communities in Africa to take part in cultural production and national development. We recommend that these languages be made more visible in society. Language policies must stipulate clearly the role of all languages in each country. The domains of African languages (especially minority & regional languages) have to be expanded in order for them to meet the twenty-first-century challenges.
KeywordsLanguage empowerment Ngaahika Ndeenda Cultural production Kamiriithu Kenyan Constitution
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