ICA welcomes Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

01 March 2017 | Story Kate-Lyn Moore. Photo Daniel Anderson.

Distinguished Professor Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o will speak at the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) lecture series Great Text / Big Questions, which kicks off this Friday, 3 March, at the Baxter Theatre.

Wa Thiong’o is a prolific speaker, writer and a renowned postcolonial theorist.

He was at the centre of change in English departments in Africa, calling instead for literature departments centred on literature from Africa and the developing world. His co-authored text “On the Abolition of the English Department” ignited international debate that later formed the heart of postcolonial theory.

As an activist who was critical of the stark inequalities in Kenyan society, he was arrested and later went into exile.

He is currently based at the University of California as Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature.

The event will take place on Friday, 3 March, at 18:00 at the Baxter Concert Hall, Main Road, Rondebosch.

Please RSVP to ica@uct.ac.za.

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