Posts Tagged: Ngugi wa Thiong’o

Notable Los Angeles: 3/5–3/11

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Literary events and reading in and around L.A. this week!

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Notable Los Angeles: 7/31–8/6

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Monday 7/31: Barnard Women in Entertainment’s Reading and Conversation with Sheila Nevins for her new book You Don’t Look Your Age… and Other Fairy Tales. 7 p.m. at Book Soup. ALOUD presents Moving the Center: African Literature in African Languages. Featuring Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and Richard Ali A Mutu in conversation with David Shook. 7:15 p.m. […]

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Notable NYC: 2/18–2/24

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Saturday 2/18: Ryan Dobran and Wendy Letterman join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Kristen Gallagher and Ed Steck celebrate new books from Skeleton Man Press. The Glove, 6 p.m., free. Sunday 2/19: Elizabeth Hall and Melissa Buzzeo read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 6:30 p.m., free. Monday 2/20: Not My President’s Day march. Columbus […]

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African Literature in African Languages

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The BBC’s Gavin Esler conducted a brief but thought-provoking interview with Kenyan author Ngugi Wa Thiong’o. Whereas Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie declares she has “taken ownership of English,” Thiong’o balks at the idea of enriching only English-language literature at the expense of literature in languages like Igbo or Luo: “Can you or anybody else imagine French literature […]

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