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African Literature...Says Who? The Last 50 Years with Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

The Polis Project

Friday, April 24, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

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On Friday, April 24, the Warscapes Public Lecture Series and the New School's Humanities Action Lab will welcome Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o for an intimate conversation with poet, translator, and scholar Charles Cantalupo

Kenyan born and internationally acclaimed, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o is the author of more major works of fiction, nonfiction, and drama than any African writer. His groundbreaking first novel Weep Not, Child recently celebrated fifty years, and he has since published over thirty works in English and his native language, Gikuyu. Undaunted for half a century, he has incisively and eloquently challenged an African status quo of political misrule and has been imprisoned for criticizing an authoritarian Kenyan regime. A peer of Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka, Ngugi was among the first to provocatively ask what constitutes an African literature, a question that haunts literary landscapes today. Harkening back to the epic dawn of African independence, the voice of Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o has been a constant African presence.

The event will take place at The New School University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, UL 105, from 6:00-7:30pm. Admission is free but seats are limited. Reserve yours today!


 
 
 
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The New School University Center
63 Fifth Avenue
UL 105
New York, NY 10011

Friday, April 24, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)


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