PBS Books and ASALH Form a Partnership to Celebrate Powerful Voices of African American Authors

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An ongoing series of author talks and conversations to be launched during Black History month

February 25, 2021 | PBS Books & ASALH

(…) Closing out the month, there will be an event focused on The Black Family, highlighting acclaimed Kenyan author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o on Sunday, February 28, at 7 p.m. ET.  Thiong’o, along with scholars Nubia Kai and Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua, will explore The Perfect Nine, a dazzling modern epic, myth and feminist re-imagining of Kenya’s origins, which subverts patriarchy and promotes social equity. 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. ​​​

The PBS Books and ASALH partnership was originally proposed by Charles Ferrell, the vice president of the Keiga Foundation, who is an advisor for PBS Books and a member of ASALH’s program committee.

For more about ASALH please visit: https://asalh.org


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