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Contact
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Distinguished Professor
University of California, Irvine
Comparative Literature and English
279 Humanities Instructional Building
Irvine, CA 92697-2651

Barbara Caldwell
949-824-6722 (voice)
949-824-6723 (fax)
barbara.caldwell@uci.edu

Events:

December 2010

Kwani LitFest 2010/ Nairobi, Kenya
December 12th - 17th

Monday, December 13th
Two Writers: Two Generations
Father and Son
Ngugi Wa Thiong'o with
Mukoma Wa Ngugi

Wednesday, December 15th
Public Lecture
Ngugi wa Thiong'o

 

ngugiwathiongo.org

This is the official web site of Ngugi wa Thiong'o, novelist and theorist of post-colonial literature and Distinguished Professor of the Departments of Comparative Literature and English at the University of California, Irvine.

Ngugi speaks
New Books

 

Dreams in a Time of War: A Childhood Memoir

“There is a startling similarity between [Barack Obama's Dreams From My Father] and . . . Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s eye-opening memoir, Dreams in a Time of War,” says Marie Arana in The Washington Post. “It is admirably free of cant or sentimentality, and yet it is enough to make you weep.” Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s evocative and affecting memoir of his childhood in Kenya is now on sale from Pantheon Books.



 

Something Torn and New: An African Renaissance was published by Basic Books in 2009. Acclaimed novelist and critic Ngugi wa Thiong'o traces the arc of Africa's fragmentation and restoration amidst the global history of colonialism and modernity. Seeking a revitalization of Africa, Ngugi aggues that a renaissance of African languages is a necessary step in the restoration of African wholeness.

 

 

 

Wizard of the Crow, a sweeping satire laced with magical realism, is described by Ngugi as a “global epic from Africa.” The author’s English translation of the novel was released by Pantheon in August 2006.

~ 2007 Commonwealth Writers' Prize Shortlist
~LitBog Co-op February 2007
~Review Salon.com, 11/14/06
~Podcast - Bumbershoot 9/3/06
~ Podcast - Edinburgh 8/14/06
~ Press Release
~Pantheon Books
~Amazon.com
~Reviews

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