Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

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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 — 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. 

Scott Crawford — University of Southern California, LA Times Festival of Books, Los Angeles, CA

Scott Crawford will participate in a panel titled “Emerging from the Underground: Surviving Punk Rock.” This discussion will also feature Michelle Cruz Gonzales and Keith Morris, and will be moderated by Jim Ruland. Full details TBA. 

Ron Kovic — University of Southern California, Ronald Tutor Campus Center, LA Times Festival of Books, Los Angeles, CA

Ron Kovic will participate in a panel titled “Nonfiction: Activists on the Front Lines.” This discussion will also feature Cleve Jones, Sarah Jaffe, and Wesley Lowery, and will be moderated by Matt Pearce.


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