New York University’s Institute of African American Affairs (IAAA) will present the New York premiere of “Who is Afraid of Ngugi”? on Fri., Nov. 17 at 6pm., at NYU’s Cantor Film Center (36 E. 8th St. at University Place [Subway Lines: R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)]). The film will be followed by a panel discussion that includes the film’s subject, former exiled Kenyan author Ngugi Wa Ngugi, his wife, activist Njeeri Wa Ngugi, African author Ngugi Wa Thiongo, and the film’s director, Manthia Diawara, director of IAAA. The roundtable will be moderated by Sonia Sanchez.

On Sat., Nov. 18, Ngugi Wa Thiongo will read from his most recent book, The Wizard of the Crow. The event will be held at 5 p.m. at the Cantor Film Center.

Both events are free and open to the public. Call 212.998.4222 to RSVP.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Institute of African-American Affairs was founded in 1969 to research, document, and celebrate the cultural and intellectual production of Africa and its Diaspora in the Atlantic world and beyond. The Institute is affiliated with and shares staff and facilities with NYU’s Africana Studies Program. Both organizations are committed to the study of Blacks in modernity through concentrations in Pan-Africanism and Black Urban Studies.

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