Published On: Tue, Jun 18th, 2013

Two writers two Generations – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o & Mukoma wa Ngugi

NgugiAfrica Writes, London’s only summer festival of African Literature returns to The British Library from the 5th – 7th July. Book tickets now for the main events of the festival, including an evening with acclaimed Kenyan novelist, Ngugi wa Thiong’o.

Diaspora Writes Back, Friday, 5 July, 18:30-20:30, Conference Centre, £7.50 / £5 concessions

Join award winning London-based African poets for an exciting and revealing evening of poetry, as they explore notions of culture, migration, and identity.  Hosted by author, Bernardine Evaristo MBE, and featuring award winning poets, Warsan Shire, Nick Makoha, Nii Ayikwei Parkes, and Leeto Thale.

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Two Writers, Two Generations: Ngugi wa Thiong’o & Mukoma wa Ngugi
Saturday, 6 July, 18:30-20:00
Conference Centre
£7.50 / £5

An intimate conversation between acclaimed author and theorist, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, and his son, Mukoma wa Ngugi, a rising star in African Literature. Chaired by Margaret Busby  (writer, editor, critic, consultant and broadcaster).

Ngugi wa Thiong’o was one of the leading lights of African literature to emerge in the post-independence era and is no established as one of the greatest African novelists and theorists. He is the author of the radical, political book, Decolonising the Mind, and numerous novels, including Grain of Wheat and Wizard of the Crow. His son, Mukoma wa Ngugi, has chosen to tackle contemporary Africa through the genre of crime fiction thrillers. His two novels, Nairobi Heat and Black Star Nairobi, have positioned him at the forefront of the contemporary literary scene. We bring father and son together to talk about their respective works, preoccupations and aspirations and to discuss how – as two writers from different generations – they see the role of the writer in Africa today.

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