News and Media

Review of Wrestling with the Devil, The New York Times, April 27, 2018

The master story teller who decolonised our minds, The Hindu, February 24, 2018

‘My god is more of a god than your god is ungodly – the same applies to languages’, Hindustan Times, February 23, 2018

The Contradictions of Joseph Conrad, Book review in The New York Times, November 21, 2017

9 Of The Most Powerful Quotes From Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s Public Lecture, Huffington Post, ZA Edition, March 3, 2017

At Harvard Bookstore, April 2018.

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o was awarded Honorary Doctor of Letters by Yale University on May 22, 2017, “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.”


Edinburgh International Book Fest, Scotland, August 11, 2018

Berlin, Germany, Freie University conference: Interweaving Performance Cultures June 22-24, 2018

Auckland Writers Festival, New Zealand, May 18-20, 2018

Bay Area Book Festival: Wrestling with the Devil, April 28, 2018

LA Times Festival of Books: Wrestling with the Devil, April 21, 2018

PEN World Voices Festival: Cry, the Beloved Country, April 18, 2018

Nuyorican Poets Café for PEN World Voices Festival: Decolonizing the Mind , April 18, 2018

Harvard Book Store, the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, and Mass Humanities, Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, April 17, 2018