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Ngugi wa Thiong'o launches new essay book

Ngugi: Reflections on his Life and Writing.

In Summary

• The book edited by Simon Gikandi and Ndirangu Wachanga reflects on Ngugi’s writing, activism and theoretical positions.

Ngugi wa Thiong'o poses with his new book.
Ngugi wa Thiong'o poses with his new book.
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Celebrated author, playwright and critic Ngugi wa Thiong'o launched his new essay book Ngugi: Reflections on his Life and Writing at the United States International University's auditorium on June 13.

The book edited by Simon Gikandi and Ndirangu Wachanga reflects on Ngugi’s writing, activism and theoretical positions. It contains some short essays and poems by Ngugi, the most riveting of which is a tribute in Kiswahili to the Kenyan Marxist critic Grant Kamenju.

The author was accompanied by his wife Njeeri wa Ngugi. The launch was graced by USIU vice chancellor Tiyambe Zeleza and other eminent scholars.

Ngugi's wife Njeeri and USIU-Africa vice chancellor Tiyambe Zeleza.
Ngugi's wife Njeeri and USIU-Africa vice chancellor Tiyambe Zeleza.
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Prof Ndirangu Wachanga, Dr Garnette Oluoch-Lunya, Prof Simon Gikandi and former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga
Prof Ndirangu Wachanga, Dr Garnette Oluoch-Lunya, Prof Simon Gikandi and former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga
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Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Dr Henry Chakava.
Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Dr Henry Chakava.
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The book.
The book.
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Content Aggregation MD George Waititu, Prof Wangari Mwai and USIU languages professor Martin Njoroge
Content Aggregation MD George Waititu, Prof Wangari Mwai and USIU languages professor Martin Njoroge
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Riara University's International Relations lecturer Prof Ken Walibora and Art columnist Margaretta wa Gacheru.
Riara University's International Relations lecturer Prof Ken Walibora and Art columnist Margaretta wa Gacheru.
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