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  • Books & Books Presents: Ngugi wa Thiong’o & Chenjerai Hove – Dreams in a Time of War
    Apr 14, 2010 - 7:00pm to Apr 14, 2010 - 12:00am
    Books & Books, Inc.
    265 Aragon Avenue

    “Dreams in a Time of War” is Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s evocative and affecting memoir of childhood. The world-renowned novelist, playwright, critic, and author of Wizard of the Crow, deftly etches a bygone era, capturing the landscape, the people, and their culture; the social and political vicissitudes of life under colonialism and war; and the troubled relationship between an emerging Christianized middle class and the rural poor. “Dreams in a Time of War” speaks to the human right to dream even in the worst of times. It abounds in delicate and powerful subtleties and complexities that are movingly told.

    On this night, Ngugi is joined “in conversation” by fellow writer and friend Chenjerai Hove. Mr. Hove is a Zimbabwean author, poet, essayist, playwright, and human rights activist. For over thirty years Hove wrote from his native country unafraid of the risks involved in writing and teaching about the ugliness of his government. As time went on, his work became an increasingly political target of attack and so, after endless bribes and countless death threats, Hove finally fled to exile in 2001.

    For more information, please call (305) 442-4408 or visit www.booksandbooks.com

    “Dreams in a Time of War” is Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s evocative and affecting memoir of childhood. The world-renowned novelist, playwright, critic, and author of Wizard of the Crow, deftly etches a bygone era, capturing the landscape, the people, and their culture; the social and political vicissitudes of life under colonialism and war; and the troubled relationship between an emerging Christianized middle class and the rural poor. “Dreams in a Time of War” speaks to the human right to dream even in the worst of times. It abounds in delicate and powerful subtleties and complexities that are movingly told.

    On this night, Ngugi is joined “in conversation” by fellow writer and friend Chenjerai Hove. Mr. Hove is a Zimbabwean author, poet, essayist, playwright, and human rights activist. For over thirty years Hove wrote from his native country unafraid of the risks involved in writing and teaching about the ugliness of his government. As time went on, his work became an increasingly political target of attack and so, after endless bribes and countless death threats, Hove finally fled to exile in 2001.

    For more information, please call (305) 442-4408 or visit www.booksandbooks.com