Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Special Announcement: Ngugi Wa Thiong'o to Attend Conference and Give Keynote Address

The Organising Committee of the 6th Biennial Pan African Reading for All Conference, and Prof Mlinzi M Mulokozi, Chairperson of the National Committee, are very proud to announce that Ngugi Wa Thiong'o will address the conference plenary on Tuesday 11 August and take part in this conference.

Ngugi has earned his reputation as East Africa's most famous living writer, and his novels are required reading throughout Africa. His courage in the face of political repression and his masterful command of fiction make Ngugi a role model for all of us striving to bring literacy to all of Africa.

Click here to read Ngugi Wa Thiong'o's biography on his official website.

Click here to view photos on Ngugi's website.

Our heartfelt thanks to the Pearson Foundation for helping make this


  1. How much emphasis will there be on reading & writing in first languages and on pluriliteracy (the latter referring to facility in the written form of more than one language)? Given Prof. Ngugi's keynote at the conference, one would anticipate some significant attention to these topics, which have important implications not only for Africa, but much of the world.

  2. we wish the conference organizers and the conferees a very successful conference.