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ASALH and PBS Books present A Special Conversation between Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, Nubia Kai & Sundiata Cha-Jua
February 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ASALH and PBS Books partner in presenting the final program of the 2021 Black History Month Festival , featuring renown author Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, author of The Perfect Nine: The Epic of Gĩkũyũ and Mũmbi , in a conversation with retired Howard University Professor, Nubia Kai and Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Cha-Jua will also moderate the conversation. These three noted scholar-activists will explore The Perfect Nine, a dazzling modern epic, myth, and feminist re-imaging of Kenya’s origins that subverts patriarchy and roots for social equity in the context of ASALH’s 2021 annual theme, The Black Family. They will discuss elements relevant to today’s struggles for social justice, gender equity, and spiritual rebirth, while illuminating eternal African values essential for wholesome family life.