A Life in Translation
Ngugi wa Thiong’o on his career and the issues surrounding writing and translation today

In January we had the rare opportunity to bring one of the giants of world literature to speak at Goldsmiths in London as part of our Translation in the Margins event.

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o is a novelist, essayist, playwright, journalist, editor, academic and social activist who has consistently championed the development of African literature. Ngugi delivers an exclusive commissioned lecture, ‘My Life in Translation’, followed by a Q&A on his new memoir, Birth of a Dream Weaver​, with Jon Morley, Programme Director at WCN.

This event was organised by Writers’ Centre Norwich in association with The Department of Theatre and Performance at Goldsmiths University of London and Dr Deirdre Osborne.


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