Under the Tongue: A Festival of Literature from Africa

Readings, discussions, and other events will take place April 15 – 16, 2008, featuring Award-winning African novelists Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nuruddin Farah, and Chenjerai Hove; poet Jack Mapanje; and playwrights Pierre Mumbere Mujomba and Charles Mulekwa.  

“When I take up my pen to write, I feel the strength of standing up and refusing to be silent. In an oppressive situation, silence is death.”
-  Chenjerai Hove, current IWP fellow


Participating Authors

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Nuruddin Farah
Chenjerai Hove
Jack Mapanje