Celebrate Black History Month by joining PBS Books and ASALH to explore the Black family. On Sunday, February 28th at 7pm ET, acclaimed Kenyan author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o will discuss his recent book The Perfect Nine: The Epic of Gĩkũyũ and Mũmbi, along with scholars Nubia Kai and Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua. The book is 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.
This virtual event can be accessed on the PBS Books Facebook Live website, PBS Books Youtube, ASALH TV on Youtube, and here. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions following the conversation.
You can learn more about this event and the participants HERE