|Kenyan literary titan |
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
Type of event: Panel Discussion
Date: 15th September 2016
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: Nairobi, National Museum of Kenya-Louis Leakey Auditorium
Welcome and greetings: Dr. Mzalendo Kibunjia, General Director National Museums of Kenya;
H.E.Mauro Massoni, Ambassador of Italy in Nairobi; Dr.Francesca Chiesa, Director Italian Cultural
Institute in Nairobi; Mr. Kiarie Kamau, CEO East African Educational Publishers.
Panelist introductions: Prof. Okoth Okombo (Moderator) will introduce the topic and the panelists.
Keynote Speakers presentations: Prof. Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Prof. Mirko Tavosanis.
Panelist presentations: Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, writer; Ralph Heckner (Swiss Ambassador);
Billy Kahora (Kwani Trust); Prof. Angelina, Kioko (USIU); Dr. Ruth Ndung’u (Kenyatta University); Prof. Kimani Njogu (Twaweza Communications); Dr.Vincent Were (Kenyatta University).
Reading in Gikuyu and Italian of the Ngugi wa Thiong’o tale Ituĩka Rĩa Mũrũngarũ and
presentation of Jalada project by Moses Kilolo, Editor in chief.