Language, Literature, and the Globalectic Imagination

Apr 20, 2017
05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
121 Sparks

Ngugi wa Thiong'o, University of California, Irvine

Ngugi wa Thiong'o is a world renowned novelist and theorist of post-colonial literature, and Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Comparative Literature and English at the University of California, Irvine.  He has been short listed for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Ngugi wa Thiong'o has received honorary doctorates from abut a dozen universities around the world.  He has held distinguished teaching positions at Yale and New York University, after his early education and teaching in Kenya.  He is respected for being one of the earliest scholars to envision a more critical and inclusive relationship between English and local languages in English studies.  His literary and linguistic vision has been crafted through the painful personal history of education in a British colony and academic life in an authoritarian postcolonial country.

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