PEN World Voices and the Nuyo Present: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o: Decolonizing the Mind

PEN World Voices and the Nuyo Present: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o: Decolonizing the Mind

Wed. April 18, 2018

7:00 pm

$8-$15

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PEN World Voices and the Nuyo Present: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o: Decolonizing the Mind
PEN World Voices and the Nuyo Present: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o: Decolonizing the Mind
Wednesday, April 18
7:00-8:30 pm
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E 3rd St, New York, NY 10009
Co-presented with the Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Tickets: $12 Online/ $15 at the door

In Wrestling with the Devil, the latest in his series of memoirs, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o writes about the year he spent imprisoned without charge by Kenya’s President Daniel arap Moi. After his release in 1978, following a campaign by Amnesty International who had adopted him as Prisoner of Conscience, the artist was forced into exile and now lives in the United States. Ngũgĩ is a leading voice in the “decolonialization” discourse, writing of the need for Africans to “decolonize the mind” and to “resurrect the African memory.” He now writes only in his native Gikuyu, which he then translates into English. A perennial favorite for the Nobel Prize and judged to be one of the world’s greatest living writers, Ngũgĩ talks about the writing and resistance that has marked his life and enriched our literary universe.
Venue Information:
Nuyorican Poets Cafe - Poetry
236 E. 3rd Street
New York, NY, 10009