"As an African and a Black person, I feel that I have a duty to love all the places I call home. Love need not always be pleasant—it can be demanding, defensive, angry and wrong. But it always wants to build, not destroy."
NOVELIST. POET. SCHOLAR.
Mukoma Wa Ngugi is an Associate Professor of English at Cornell University and the author of The Rise of the African Novel: Politics of Language, Identity and Ownership, the novels Mrs. Shaw, Black Star Nairobi, Nairobi Heat, and two books of poetry, Logotherapy and Hurling Words at Consciousness. He is the co-founder of the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature and co-director of the Global South Project - Cornell.