“The Black Hermit” by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
A Rehearsed Reading – Sunday, March 21 at 6 pm
There is still time to book your tickets to our Rehearsed Reading of “The Black Hermit” by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o.
“The story of a young man, Remi, who is the first of his tribe to attend university. Amidst the backdrop of a politically torn country, Remi himself is torn between his sense of tribalism and nationalism. This struggle runs deep, as he finds it at the heart of his afflictions between himself, his marriage and familial relations, and his greater sense of obligations to his people and the country. The overwhelming nature of these problems drives him into isolation as a black hermit.”
The Black Hermit was the first play by Kenyan author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, a Writer and Academic who writes primarily in Gikuyu. His work includes novels, plays, short stories, and essays, ranging from literary and social criticism to children’s literature. He is the founder and editor of the Gikuyu-language journal Mũtĩiri. His short story The Upright Revolution: Or Why Humans Walk Upright, is
translated into 94 languages from around the world.
Streaming online Sunday, March 21 2021 at 6 pm.