Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

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Events Tag: Dance of the Jakaranda

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Past Events

Peter Kimani — Brooklyn Book Festival

The Far Reaches of Empire: Religion, Rebels, and Railroads. From the Kenyan highlands to rural Madagascar and the far northeast of India, the European imperial project was extended in great part through missionary zeal, train lines, and terror. Peter Kimani (Dance of the Jakaranda), Naivo (Beyond the Rice Fields), and Avinuo Kire (The Power to […]

Peter Kimani — Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, Jones College Prep, Chicago, IL

Peter Kimani (Dance of the Jakaranda) will participate in a panel discussion titled Fiction: From the Edge of the World. This panel discussion will also include Lili Wright (Dancing with the Tiger) and Chicago Tribune Editorial Board member Lara Weber.

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 […]

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.