Mukoma Wa Ngugi


2012 CALLALOO CONFERENCE – “Love: Sacred & Secular”

October 11-13, 2012

Center for African American Studies, Princeton University
Museum of the African Diaspora
San Fransicso

Sunday October 7, 2012

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

September, 22nd 2012
7:30pm at Unnameable Books, Brooklyn, New York

Manthia Diawara and Mukoma wa Ngugi  in conversation
Moderator:   Barbara Wahlster

Film: "Édouard Glissant - Un monde en relation" Dir. Manthia Diawara

July 26th, 2012

7:00 pm

10557 Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10 

Roots Festival organized by Kenyan-American Youth Association [KAYA]

Sat June 30th, 2:00pm -7pm

Highline Commuity College,

 Desmoines,  WA

“Writing politics of identity, race and class in Nairobi Heat

March 2nd, 2012, 3:00 pm

LC 211 at the MacMillan Center

Yale University

New Haven, CT

"Trafficking Languages and Cultures Through Translation"

International House, University of Chicago

Thursday, March 1, 2012, 7:00 pm

Join St. Petersburg Review and the 57th Street Bookstore for a historic reading and discussion of African literature: Mukoma wa Ngugi, Kadija Sesay, Kennedy Waliaua and Jeffrey Renard Allen. Moderators: Tom Burke and Elizabeth Hodges.


The Future of Pan-Africanism and the Pitfalls of Liberal Democracy in Africa
April, 6th 2011
Africans and African Americans:  A Complex Beauty

Tuesday, 19 April 2011, 5:30 pm

McGowan South, Rm. 104

 DePaul University,

1110 W. Belden Ave.
Kwani? LitFest
Headlined by Ngugi wa Thiong’o, the fest will reach into Africa and the diaspora, featuring the likes of Ama Ata Aidoo (Ghana), Marjorie Oludhe (Kenya), Micere Mugo (Kenya), Yvonne Owour (Kenya), Okey Ndibe (Nigeria), Binyavanga Wainaina (Kenya), Cornelius Eady (USA), Rebeka Njau (Kenya), Mukoma wa Ngugi (Kenya), A Igoni Barrett (Nigeria) and Ed Pavlic (USA).
Poetry Reading with Heather Hartley & Mukoma Wa Ngugi & Live Jazz!
Heather Hartley, Paris editor for Tin House Literary Magazine( be reading from her recent book Knock Knock at bela dubby this Sat. the 13th from 7-9 pm along with another accomplished writer Mukoma Wa Ngugi Also, live music by Xela ART ROCK & SOUL JAZZ DUB
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Heather Hartley :: Knock Knock
bela dubby
13321 Madison Ave. Lakewood, OH 44107
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
3:00 pm
Wayne State University
Purdy/Kresge Library Auditorium
5265 Cass
Detroit, MI 48202
Lecture:  Africa and Palestine
Charles H. Wright Museum
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Detroit, Michigan 
September 28th to October 1st, 2010

 April 26th:7:00pm
Shakespeare and Company and the St. Petersburg Review present Kenyan writers Parselelo Kantai and Mukoma Wa Ngugil both shortlisted for the Caine Prize in 2009. Parselelo Kantai is a writer and investigative journalist who writes short fiction and is currently working on a novel. Mukoma Wa Ngugi is the author of Hurling Words at Consciousness and Nairobi Heat. AT: Shakespeare & Co., 37rue de la Bûcherie, Paris 5ème. M° St Michel.
APRIL 21ST 12:00 PM
Daniel Kunene, Ken Waliaula, and Mukoma Wa Ngugi in Conversation:
African Studies Program
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison WI
12:00pm to 1:00 pm
Ken Waliaula leads a discussion with Daniel Kunene and Mukoma Wa Ngugi on a wide range of African issues surrounding the writing, reading and criticism of African literature. Both will read from and talk about their latest works, The Rock at the Corner of My Heart (Brown Turtle Press, 2009) and Nairobi Heat (Penguin, SA 2009) respectively. 


While Barack Obama might be used to having his interviews spark global reactions, most academic comments are paid far less attention. But an interview English professor Satya Mohanty gave to the South Asian Review following the publication of his book "Colonialism, Modernity and Literature" has created an explosive reaction and a new organization, the Global South Cultural Dialogue Project (GSP).

BBC World Service - The Strand
If you had to recommend three books or poems that would deepen a visitor's understanding of your country and culture, what would they be?

Wednesday 28th July 2010

This week, a new deal between a top literary agent and the online retailer Amazon seemed to confirm that the rise of e-publishing is now unstoppable. But how will the ebook change the way we read and write? We find out from two authors, American zombie writer, Scott Nicholson and Kenyan poet, Mukoma Wa Ngugi.

WCPN 90.3

Around Noon

Mukoma wa Ngugi, Greg Reese and Mike Farley Band

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Dee Perry welcomes Kenyan author and CWRU instructor Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ, to discuss his acclaimed novel Nairobi Heat. Plus, we say goodbye and good luck to the outgoing executive director of the East Cleveland Public Library - Greg Reese. And the Mike Farley Band is getting back together at Brothers Lounge for the 10th anniversary of their signature album - Halfaworldaway.

Kenyan Writer Mukoma wa Ngugi Enters New Terrain  with His First Novel, Nairobi Heat

Until recently, Kenyan writer Mukoma wa Ngugi was best known as a poet and as a commentator on African politics. But with the publication of his first novel, Nairobi Heat (Penguin Books), Mukoma, a SAGES fellow at Case Western Reserve University, has entered very different literary terrain.

Nairobi Heat is a detective story by an author hoping to bridge the gap between "serious" literature and popular fiction. Mukoma wanted to write a novel that was "fun to read," a book that made readers feel they were "on an exciting journey." But he also wanted to explore themes of race and identity, conscience and justice. Read More...
BBC World Service - The Strand Interview on Nairobi Heat hosted by Harriet Gilbertt
March 6th, 2010

BBC iPlayer - Outlook: 15/07/2009

What does it mean to be an African living in America? Mukoma wa Ngugi, who writes for BBC Focus on Africa magazine, tells us about his own ...

Kenyan Opposition to End Demonstrations, Launch Economic Boycott

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga calls for a general strike and boycott of some of Kenya’s largest companies to continue his protest against last month’s presidential election. More than 600 people have been killed so far, hundreds of thousands displaced. We go to Nairobi to speak with Maina Kiai, the Chair of the Kenyan National Human Rights Commission, and we speak with Mukoma wa Ngugi, a Kenyan writer and activist in the U.S