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Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

One of the leading writers and scholars at work today, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o was born in Limuru, Kenya, in 1938. Often a contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature, he is the author of “A Grain of Wheat,” “Weep Not, Child,” and “Petals of Blood,” as well as “Birth of a Dream Weaver” and the new “Wrestling with the Devil.” He has been nominated for, among other honors, the Man Booker International Prize and is currently Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine.

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2018 - Wrestling with the Devil: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o in Conversation