NEWS

MAY 2017

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o presented with an honorary degree from Yale University.

Yale President Peter Salovey said, “Author, playwright, activist, and scholar, you have shown us the power of words to change the world. You have written in English and in your Kenyan language, Gĩkũyũ you have worked in prison cells and in exile; and you have survived assassination attempts — all to bring attention to the plight of ordinary people in Kenya and around the world. Brave wordsmith, for breaking down barriers, for showing us the potential of literature to incite change and promote justice, for helping us decolonize our minds and open them to new ideas, we are privileged to award you this degree of Doctor of Letters.”

EVENTS

Lecture on Languages and Decolonization with Minister Nathi Mthethwa at the Thulamela Main Library, in Thohoyandou, Venda, South Africa, June 9, 2017

Norwegian Festival of Literature and the ICORN – PEN WiPC Conference 2017, Lillehammer, Norway, May 30 – June 4, 2017

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, May 25, 2017