US writers to honour Ngugi waThiong’o
Posted by Administrator on March 28, 2012
Jambonewspot.com-Kenya’s Ngugi wa Thiong’o is set to be honoured at this year’s National Black Writers Conference (NBWC), to be held in New York.
Mr Ngugi who is a distinguished professor of English and comparative literature at the University of California, Irvine, will be presented with the W.E.B. Du Bois Award during the event which will take place on March 29, 2012 through April 1, 2012 at the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, The City University of New York.
The writers are holding their 11th annual conference and this year’s theme is “The Impact of Migration, Popular Culture, and the Natural Environment in the Literature of Black Writers.”
Each conference has built upon the previous one celebrating outstanding Black writers through the world.
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o is a recipient of eight honorary doctorates, a fellow of the Modern Language Association, and an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
The National Black Writers’ Conference examines the historical representation of the literature of Black writers and the representation of new and future directions for contemporary and emerging literary voices.
The Conference has addressed the themes of stereotypes in Black literature, the direction of Black literature, the renaissance in Black literature, access and expanding conversations on race,identity, history and genre.
Ngugi is currently working on the second book of his memoirs: In the House of the Interpreter.
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