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Events Tag: Peter Kimani

Peter Kimani — 206 Ingraham Hall, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Peter Kimani will discuss the “Heart of darkness” phenomenon associated with Africa, due in part to Joseph Conrad’s famous novel by the same title. He will also discuss the making of Dance of the Jakaranda, which was partly inspired by Conrad’s legacy and the politics of literature in colonial Africa. 

Peter Kimani — Bocas Lit Fest, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

A free press is one of democratic society’s major safeguards — but the price of that freedom is permanent vigilance. Senior T&T journalist Wesley Gibbings and Kenyan journalist and writer Peter Kimani (Dance of the Jakaranda) debate the question with former government spokesman Andy Johnson; chaired by Mark Wilson. This discussion will be held in […]

Peter Kimani — PEN World Voices Festival, Medgar Evers College, Center for Black Literature, Brooklyn, NY

Peter Kimani (Dance of the Jakaranda) will participate in a panel discussion titled Identity in the Age of Globalization: An African Diasporic Perspective. This conversation will explore how African writers on the global stage navigate challenges such as considering various audiences from their countries, continents, and internationally. This panel will also feature Maaza Mengiste and […]


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