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Moving the Center: African Literature in African Languages
July 31, 2017 • 7:00 pm PDT
Ngugi wa Thiong’o and Richard Ali A Mutu
In conversation with David Shook
Two generations of African writers—Ngugi wa Thiong’o, an elder statesman from Kenya, and Richard Ali A Mutu, a young novelist from the Democratic Republic of the Congo—discuss the politics of writing in African languages, the vibrancy of the continent’s cultural output, and exciting new trends in East, West, and Central African writing. Thiong’o and Mutu will be joined for a rare look at groundbreaking indigenous voices by David Shook, the founding editor of Phoneme Media and publisher of Mutu’s debut novel, Mr. Fix-It, the first novel written in Lingala to be translated into English.
Co-presented with Phoneme Press
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