A Special Event with Ngugi wa Thiong'o In Conversation with Michael Slate

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A Special Event with Ngugi wa Thiong'o In Conversation with Michael Slate

Time: July 25, 2010 from 2pm to 5pm
Location: Downtown Independent
Street: 251 S. Main Street
City/Town: Los Angeles
Website or Map: http://librosrevolucion.blog.…
Phone: 213.617.1033
Event Type: discussion
Organized By: Downtown Independent
Latest Activity: Jul 14, 2010

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A Special Event with Ngugi wa Thiong'o In Conversation with Michael Slate
A Benefit for Revolution Books / Libros Revolución


Ngugi wa Thiong'o, the world-renowned Kenyan writer, will read and discuss his new book "Dreams in a Time of War: A Childhood Memoir".

Ngugi Wa Thiong'o is respected and beloved around the world for his path-breaking novels and plays that paint an unsparing picture of life in neo-colonial Kenya. He has broken new ground in bringing the oppressed onto the stage, and his outspoken resistance to imperialist culture is also reflected in his innovative theoretical work on post-colonial literature. He has been imprisoned more than once in Kenya for his works. In the late '70s he began writing novels in Gikuyu, his mother tongue. The first of these, Devil on the Cross, was written in prison on toilet paper.

Ngugi now lives in exile in the U.S. Formerly a professor at NYU, he is currently a Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine. His books have been translated into more than thirty languages.

Michael Slate is a host on KPFK (90.7 FM) and a writer for Revolution newspaper.

For more on Ngugi, go to http://www.ngugiwathiongo.com/

Listen here to a great interview with Ngugi and Michael Slate on Pacifica radio:
http://www.radio4all.net/files/michaelslate@redfuture.com/4024-1-the_michael_slate_show_2-24-10.mp3

Tickets - $15; Students with ID - $5;
Special School Group Rate - limited availability
Benefit tickets:
$100-- includes copy of Ngugi's memoir and special seating
$250-- includes the above + pre-event reception and 1-year membership in Friends of Revolution Books / Libros Revolución

$15 presale tickets available at http://www.downtownindependent.com.
All tickets available at Revolution Books / Libros Revolución, 312 W. 8th St. in downtown L.A., 213.488.1303, librosrevo@yahoo.com

Traddución en español / Spanish translation

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