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Planting African Memory: The Role of a Scholar in a Postcolonial World

On Wednesday, Mar 30 2005, the UO was visited by Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Kenyan novelist and human rights activist. Ngugi wa Thiong’o is a Kenyan writer, acclaimed as East Africa’s foremost novelist. He is currently Distinguished Professor of English & Comparative Literature and Director of the International Center for Writing and Translation at UC Irvine. The topic of his lecture was “Planting African Memory: The Role of a Scholar in a Postcolonial World”.