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Kenyan Novelist Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o Speaks at the Book Festival

The Centre of African Studies Director Tom Molony chaired conversation with Kenyan Novelist Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

On Saturday evening, we welcomed Ngūgī wa Thiong’o, one of Africa’s most influential authors, to the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Jailed without trial in his native Kenya in 1978, the revered novelist and playwright knows the value of freedom and the power of imagination to overcome injustice. Marking the publication of Wrestling with the Devil, a new edit of his prison memoir, the celebrated author joined us to discuss tyranny, resistance and how creativity can set us free.

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