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.
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.