Online Event: Meja Mwangi in discussion, Global Read Webinar Series (17th May)

You are invited to join the Webinar discussion

with Children’s Africana Book Award Winner

Meja Mwangi, author of The Mzungu Boy

Wednesday 17th May at 6.00-7.15pm (CST); 12.00-1.15am (GMT)

Join the online Global Read Webinar Series discussion on Wednesday, May 17th with Meja Mwangi, Kenyan author of The Mzungu Boy. The novel explores the nature and brutality of British colonialism in Kenya during the “Mau-Mau” rebellion in the 1950s.

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The Mzungu Boy by Meja Mwangi

Meja Mwangi was born in Kenya, and currently lives in Ohio. He is the author of several novels and children’s books, including The Last Plague, Kill Me Quick and Going Down River Road. His books have been translated into several languages. The Mzungu Boy was originally published as Little White Man.


Illustration by John Nyagah, Daily Nation

The Moderator of the Webinar discussion will be Wambui Githiora-Updike, Ed.D.- retired teacher at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and author of Wanjira, a Novel.

Free Registration

Once a month, the World Area Book Awards sponsor a 60 minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards and facilitate a discussion with the author on how to incorporate the book into the classroom. The spring Global Read Webinar Reading Across Culture series focuses on social justice.

Read the books with your colleagues, students, and community, and then join to hear more from the author.

Free copies of The Mzungu Boy are available at the Center for African Studies, Howard University 2218- 6th Street, NW Washington, DC 202.250.7315 (copies limited).

For more information, or queries about the discussion, contact: , Ralph Bunche Center, Howard University

The Children’s Africana Book Award is sponsored by the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association.

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