January, 2017

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.

 

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Also, check out these Brooklyn Borough Hall events: 

1 – An art exhibition featuring  Muhammad Ali  through January 27.  

2 – This is the Year of the Rooster  for our Asian families. The celebration date is February 2nd at Brooklyn Borough Hall  from 6 – 9 PM  

3- Black History Month Celebration’s on February 22  6- 9 PM.

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