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Editorial: Normalized Abnormalities

In an incisive reflection in this issue of Ukombozi Review, Ngūgī wa Thiong’o and Paa-Kwesi Heto make reference to practices of normalized abnormality. This, they explain, ‘refers to narratives of falsehood so ingrained in a society that individuals hardly see anything wrong with them.’ Mindsets and practices of normalized abnormalities are legion in our midst. How else can you explain an African government going to fight fellow Africans in Haiti on behalf of the USA, France and other imperialist powers?  How else can you explain the King of England, a former colonial master, being...

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