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Awards Drama Kenya

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, Ogutu Muraya feted at Kenya Theatre Awards 2023.

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o and Ogutu Muraya were among the winners at the Kenya Theatre Awards 2023 hosted in Nairobi on Thursday, February 23, 2023. The Kenya Theatre Awards were founded to honour outstanding productions, artists and the legacy of practitioners who have become icons while encouraging and celebrating a blend of innovation and excellence in […]

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Awards Kenya Nonfiction United States

Tiya Miles, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o at Pen America Awards 2022.

Tiya Miles was the solitary writer of African descent to win the contested awards at the Pen America Awards 2022 on February 28, 2022. Ngugi Wa Thiong’o was also awarded the PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. PEN America is an organization that works to defend and celebrate free expression in the United States […]

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Ngugi Wa Thiong’o receives PEN America Literary Award.

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o was named a recipient of the PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature on February 2, 2022. The PEN America Literary Awards Program announced the 2022 career achievement award winners whose honorees are Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Elaine May, and Jackie Sibblies Drury. Ngugi Wa Thiong’o was given the PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement […]

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Events Kenya

Jalada Africa to feature Ngugi wa Thiong’o much translated story tomorrow

The Pan-African writers’ collective, Jalada Africa, will present an evening of readings, conversation, and performances based on a fable, Ituĩka Rĩa Mũrũngarũ: Kana Kĩrĩa Gĩtũmaga Andũ Mathiĩ Marũngiĩ (The Upright Revolution: Or Why Humans Walk Upright) by the eminent author and scholar Prof. Ngugi wa Thiong’o. The fable has been translated into 55 languages, making […]