Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Thursday, May 25, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater

Hammer Readings

See below for additional information.

Admission

Free and open to the public.

Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first-come, first-served basis following member ticketing.

Early arrival is recommended.

Contact

Hammer Museum
(310) 443-7000
info@hammer.ucla.edu

Website

https://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2017/05/ngugi-w...

Additional Information

Copresented with the UCLA African Studies Center One of the world’s leading writers and scholars, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o has been a force in bringing Africa to the forefront of contemporary literature and postcolonial theory through his novels, essays, plays, journalism, and social activism.

His new memoir, Birth of a Dream Weaver: A Writer’s Awakening, chronicles the period in early-1960s East Africa when he first found his voice as a leader of a literary and intellectual movement. A distinguished professor in the School of Humanities at UC Irvine, he has also been nominated for the Man Booker International Prize.

A book signing follows the program.

The Coleman Lecture Series commemorates political scientist James S. Coleman (1919–1985), founding director of the UCLA African Studies Center.