Ake Festival 2016
15-19 November, 2016
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Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o is a Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine. Ngũgĩ, is a novelist, essayist, playwright, journalist, editor, academic and social activist from Kenya. He is a recipient of ten Honorary Doctorates, is a Fellow of the MLA and an Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His most recent publications are Wizard of the Crow ‘06, Something Torn and New: An African Renaissance ‘09 and Dreams in a Time of War: A Childhood Memoir ’10, Globalectics: Theory and The Politics of Knowing ’12, In the House of the Intrepreter ’12, In the Name of the Mother ’13, Secure the Base ‘2016. His third memoir, Birth of a Dreamweaver: A Writer’s Awakening is forthcoming October 2016.