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shield The Shield
The shield is from Kenya and belongs to Ngugi wa Thiong'o. A shield both protects its bearer from the spears and arrows of outrageous fortune, and announces the affiliations of the person carrying it. Shields form a substratum in the prehistory of logos and brands by fashioning, presenting, and sheltering the identities of those who wield them.



elephants in batik, Zimbabwe The Elephants
The elephant is the personal animal of Ngugi wa Thiong'o. These elephants are from a batiked fabric made in Zimbabwe from traditional designs, retooled for contemporary use. Fabrics are available from the African Fabric Shop.
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
is Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine.

Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Distinguished Professor
University of California, Irvine
Comparative Literature and English
279 Humanities Instructional Building
Irvine, CA 92697-2651

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