‹ return to calendar

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o and Peter Kimani with Andy Tepper
Featured Event

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Central Library, Dweck Center

A towering figure of contemporary African literature, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o’s latest memoir, Birth of a Dream Weaver, tells the story of his creative awakening as a university student and budding writer in the early 1960s, on the cusp of Kenyan independence. Peter Kimani’s debut novel, Dance of the Jakaranda, weaves together a multi-generational, multi-ethnic tale of the formation of modern Kenya, a riveting saga of railroads, revolt, and secret ties. Join us for a special, far-reaching conversation as Ngũgĩ and Kimani discuss their work, their homeland, and the myriad dimensions of African writing today.

RSVP here.

Sign up here to find out about Brooklyn Public Library’s cultural programs right in your Inbox, and never miss out on a sold-out event again!

 

Age Group: Adults

Where

10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
718.230.2100
Fully accessible
Get directions from Google.
Javascript is required to view this map.