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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 6:00 PM
Mass Humanities, Harvard Book Store and the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research welcome renowned Kenyan writer and scholar NGUGI WA THIONG'O, author of the acclaimed novel Wizard of the Crow, for a discussion of his latest book, Wrestling with the Devil: A Prison Memoir. The memoir begins half an hour before his release from prison on December 12, 1978. In one extended flashback, he recalls the night, a year earlier, when armed police pulled him from his home and jailed him in Kenya's Kamiti Maximum Security Prison, one of the largest in Africa.