Ngugi wa Thiong'o: The Perfect Nine

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Tue Nov 17, 6 pm
This is an online event · Elliott Bay Book Company
"Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o's name gets thrown into the ring every time the Nobel Prize committee convenes to select the year's winner," wrote Rich Smith, "And for good reason. Known early on for his great plays, The Black Hermit and This Time Tomorrow, the Kenyan genius went on to lead postcolonial thinking with books such as Decolonising the Mind and Moving the Centre." He tells the story of the founding of the Gĩkũyũ people of Kenya in his new book The Perfect Nine, The Epic of Gĩkũyũ And Mũmbi, his first attempt at the epic form. Join him for a reading with Elliott Bay.