Join Zimbabwean writer Grace Mutandwa at the Norsk Litteratur Festival 2017 for an afternoon in conversations with one of Africa’s renowned writers Ngugi Wa Thiong’o at KL14:15 on Thursday June 1, 2017 at the Lillehammer Hotel. His journey through exile and how his decision to write in his mother tongue – Kikuyu has influenced and shaped his creativity.
Ngugi wa Thiong`o is one of Africa’s most celebrated authors, and is often discussed in connection with the Nobel Prize for literature. Thiong’o was first published in English, the language of the authorities, but then began writing in his mother tongue, Kikuyu, a decision that led to both imprisonment and corporal punishment. Since his debut in 1962, he has written more than 30 books in different genres and this spring he is making headlines in Norway with the Norwegian translation of The River Between (Elven som skiller).
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