Basic Black; Conversation With Author Ngugi wa Thiong’o
CLOSED CAPTIONED MASTER A Conversation with Author Ngugi Wa Thiongo Season 39 Show # 3808 Broadcast Date: 2/8/07 Producer: Valerie Linson Length: 26:46
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- Basic Black
- Conversation With Author Ngugi wa Thiong’o
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THe series was formerly known as Say Brother. Series title change as of 1/8/1998. This series is black produced and is one of public television's longest-running series that is rooted in and reflects the culture, concerns, achievements and history of people of African descent. Also includes controversial issues, African American artists, and events of special interest to the African American community.
Series release date: 1/8/1998
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Described by the New York Times as a “literary lion,” author Ngugi wa Thiong’o has been in exile from Kenya for over twenty years. In 1977 he was imprisoned by the Kenyan government for writing plays with strong political messages. Amnesty International named him a Prisoner of Conscience and after his release he fled Kenya in 1982. A brief visit to Kenya in 2002 was marred in tragedy when he and his wife were brutally attacked, but Ngugi remains forever hopeful about the future of Kenya. In his latest novel, The Wizard and the Crow. Ngugi declares his aim is to “sum of Africa of the twentieth century in the context of two thousand years of world history.”
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