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Film, Video An Evening with Ngūgĩ wa Thiong'o

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  • An Evening with Ngūgĩ wa Thiong'o


  • Award-winning author Ng&utildeg&itilde wa Thiong'o presented his recently released publication, "Minutes of Glory And Other Stories." Local high school students read excerpts from his works in Gikuyu and English.

Event Date

  • May 09, 2019


  • -  Noted as a perennial favorite to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o is an award-winning, world-renowned Kenyan novelist, scholar and playwright, who has been publishing written works for more than 50 years in more than 32 languages. He is the founder and editor of the first Gikuyu-language journal and is currently a distinguished professor of English and comparative literature at the University of California, Irvine.

Running Time

  • 1 hours 38 minutes 2 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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