The Current Crisis in Kenya: Globalization and the Impact of the Post-Colonial Condition

The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA) Pasadena/Foothills Chapter presents a talk featuring renowned Kenyan novelist Ngugi wa Thiong'o, with a reading from his latest novel "Wizard of the Crow."

Tuesday, March 18, 2008
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103

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Kenyan teacher, novelist, essayist, and playwright, his works function as an important link between the pioneers of African writing and the younger generation of postcolonial writers.  After imprisonment in 1978, Ngugi abandoned using English as the primary language of his work in favor of Gikuyu. The transition from colonialism to post-coloniality and the crisis of modernity has been a central issue in Ngugi's writings. In 1992, Ngugi became professor of comparative literature and performance studies at New York University, where he held the Erich Maria Remarque Chair. He has taught at the University of Bayreuth, in Germany, University of Auckland, New Zealand, and at Yale, Smith, and Amherst.  He is currently a professor of English and Comparative Literature and the Director of the International Center for Writing and Translation at the University of California, Irvine.

This discussion is part of the UNA March Coffee Talks.

Cost : $10 donation at the door proceeds go to the ongoing work of the United Nations Association. To RSVP, click on the link above.

United Nations Association of the United States of America Pasadena/Foothills Chapter

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