Ngugi wa Thiong’o in Vienna, 2-4 May 2017

SAVE THE DATE: Ngugi wa Thiong’o in Vienna, 2-4 May 2017


Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine, is one of Africa’s most important writers and intellectuals. He was born in Kenya in 1938 into a large peasant family, attended university in Uganda and in England and started his career as a novelist in the 1960s. His novels include Weep Not Child (1964), Matigari (1986) and Murogi wa Kagogo (transl. Wizard of the Crow 2006). He is author of the essay collections Decolonising the Mind (1986) and Something Torn and New: An African Renaissance (2009). Since the 1970s, he has been a powerful voice in struggles for cultural decolonisation and in the promotion of African languages.

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017, 17:00 – 19:00
Lecture at the Workshop Strategies for the Promotion of African Language Literature
Department of African Studies
Universitätscampus AAKH, Spitalgasse 2/Hof 5.1
1090 Wien

Thursday, May 4th 2017, 19:00 – 21:00
Public Reading and Discussion
Großer Lesesaal der Universitätsbibliothek Wien,
Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien

Global African Diaspora Studies (GADS) Research Platform, Institut für Afrikawissenschaften, Universitätsbibliothek Wien, Wiener Institut für Internationale Zusammenarbeit und Dialog (VIDC)

Kontakt: Dr. Martina Kopf, E-Mail: martina.kopf[at]

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