African Legend--Ngugi wa Thiong'o In Harlem This Week March 11

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Special Author and Book Release Evening. Sunday, March 11, 6:30 pm with Ngugi wa Thiong'o.
 
"Wrestling with the Devil"--   a prison memoir. Ngugi reads from his new memoir and talks with RB spokesperson Andy Zee.
 
Wrestling with the Devil is an unforgettable chronicle of the year 1977 that the world-renowned Kenyan novelist, social-cultural theorist and radical voice of conscience was thrown in a Kenyan jail without charge. Ngugi's "crime": exposing the betrayal of the Kenyan people by the neocolonial elite. Says Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: "One of the greatest writers of our time."
 
Written in the early 1980s and never before published in America, Wrestling with the Devil captures the spirit of defiance that defines hope and the power of imagination under extreme conditions of confinement. 
 
Ngugi wa Thiong'o was born in Limuru, Kenya, in 1938. He wrote the first modern novel in the Gikuyu language, Devil on the Cross, on toilet-paper while in prison. He is Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine. Ngugi is often mentioned as a front-runner for the Nobel Prize in literature.
 
RSVP here: Suggested Donation $10* - Sliding Scale.
 
Events at Revolution Books sponsored by the Revolution Books Educational Fund, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization which accepts tax-deductible contributions. 
 
New hardback edition published by The New Press, February 2018. Call to pre-order your copy of Wrestling with the Devil: (212) 691-3345.
 
Other titles by Ngugi wa Thiong'o will be available at RB on Sunday.
 
Revolution Books is open every day (except Monday)
12 noon til 9:00pm
437 Malcolm X Blvd at 132nd Street
Take #2/3 to 135th
 
Humanity needs revolution. Revolution needs Revolution Books. Revolution Books needs you.
 
 
 

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