Secure the Base | Calcutta
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About the Event
Victoria Memorial Hall and The Seagull Foundation for the Arts present Secure the Base
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
in conversation with Sudhanva Deshpande Eastern Quadrangle, Victoria Memorial Hall, Calcutta ALL ARE WELCOME
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o is one of the leading African writers and scholars at work today, he is the author of many novels, short stories, essays, a memoir, and several plays. For more than sixty years, he has been writing fearlessly the questions, challenges, histories, and futures of Africans, particularly those of his homeland, Kenya. In his work, which has included plays, novels, and essays, Ngugi narrates the injustice of colonial violence and the dictatorial betrayal of decolonization, the fight for freedom and subsequent incarceration, and the aspiration toward economic equality in the face of gross inequality.
Sudhanva Deshpande is an actor and director with Jana Natya Manch and editor with LeftWord Books. He is involved in the running of Studio Safdar and May Day Bookstore in Delhi. He has led workshops all over the country, in Palestine, South Africa and in Europe.
Entry from East Gate only (opposite St.Paul's Cathedral) Cars not allowed inside the premises. Golf carts will be available at the East Gate for elderly guests.