Author for August 2021: Mukoma Wa Ngugi

Author for August 2021: Mukoma Wa Ngugi

Writers Project of Ghana and Goethe-Institut Ghana are pleased to present as author for August, Mukoma Wa Ngugi, author of the recently published novel Unbury Our Dead With Song.

Join us for the reading and interactions at 7 PM at the Goethe-Institut Ghana on Wednesday, 25th August 2021. The event will also be live on Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube.

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 (2018), the novels Mrs. Shaw (2015), Black Star Nairobi (2013), Nairobi Heat (2013), and two books of poetry, Logotherapy (2016) and  Hurling Words at Consciousness (2006).  Unbury Our Dead With Song (2021) has just been released by Cassava Republic Press. In 2016, he wrote an eight part radio play, Drugs to Kill, Drug to Cure for Deutsche Welle.

Mukoma is a member of the African Literature Association’s Executive Council, and co-founder of the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature.

Mukoma holds a PhD in English from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, an MA in Creative Writing from Boston University and a BA in English and Political Science from Albright College. In 2009, he was shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing  and in 2010 for the Penguin Prize for African Writing for his novel manuscript, The First and Second Books of Transition (Mrs. Shaw). The German translation of Nairobi Heat was named the 2014 Crime Book of the Season by Buchkultur. 

Mukoma will be reading from his new book Unbury Our Dead With Song.

You are welcome to join us for this reading and discussion session live at the Goethe-Institut, Cantonments, Accra. Safety protocols will be observed. You may also join virtually via the methods listed below.

Date: Wednesday, 25th August, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM - 8.00 PM

Online: IG (@writersPG) / FB (Writers Project of Ghana) / Youtube (@WPGTV)

Zoom: Meeting ID: 898 8347 1829; Passcode: 231607

Venue: Goethe-Institut, 30 Kakramadu Close, East Cantonments, Accra.