Mukoma wa Ngugi on “The Rise of the African Novel”
Where: Revolution Books
437 Malcolm X Blvd./Lenox Ave. @132nd St
212-691-3345 Price: $5-$10 sliding scale
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An Evening with Mukoma Wa Ngugi on his new book of literary criticism, “The Rise of the African Novel: Politics of Language, Identity, and Ownership”
Mukoma Ngugi, a novelist, poet and essayist from Kenya, will discuss his bold, highly original contribution to the history of the African novel –addressing key questions around the misreading of African literature. What does it mean for the current generation of writers and scholars of African literature not to have an imaginative consciousness of their literary past? In presenting his new work of literary criticism, Mukoma will explore issues of culture and resistance, “decolonizing the mind,” language and liberation.
Mukoma Wa Ngugi is Assistant Professor of English at Cornell University. He is the author of three novels and two books of poems. He is the son of acclaimed Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o.
Check out Mukoma’s article on LitHub (March 2018): “Mukoma Ngugi: What Decolonizing the Mind Means Today.”Buy tickets/get more info now