Category: African Studies

Call for Papers: African Literature Today 38

Call for Papers: African Literature Today 38

Environmental Transformation in Literature and Criticism Papers are invited on the ways in which African environmental(ist) writing engages with major shifts in twenty-first-century thinking such as the announcement of the… READ MORE

Ngugi: Reflections on his Life of Writing

Ngugi: Reflections on his Life of Writing

“Imaginative writer, educator of decolonization, fearless activist”, Ndirangu Wachanga, Ngugi’s authorized documentary biographer, offers personal anecdotes and insights into the power of the Kenyan writer’s work. I met Ngugi wa… READ MORE

Things Fall Apart – 60th anniversary

Things Fall Apart – 60th anniversary

On 17 June, 1958, the hardback edition of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart was published by the London-based publishing house William Heinemann. The landmark novel, which follows the life of a fictional… READ MORE

Ngugi’s 80th Year

Ngugi’s 80th Year

Some author publisher relationships stand the test of time. James Currey (the man) first met James Ngugi (as he was then called) in June 1962 at the ‘Conference of African… READ MORE

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