The International Studies Public Forum and Department of Drama presents

“Drama, Law and Justice: The Making of The Trial of Dedan Kimathi by Ngugi wa Thiong’o and Micere Mugo”
Panel discussion

Thursday, March 13, 2014
5:00-6:50 p.m.
Social Science Plaza A, Room 1100


  • Ngugi wa Thiong’o , Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature,
  • Mukoma wa Ngugi, Assistant Professor, Cornell University, African Studies
  • Beryl Schlossmann, Professor Department of Comparative Literature
  • Dr. Jaye Austin Williams, Director of the Trial of Dedan Kimathi,
  • Ketu H. Katrak Professor of Drama, Dramaturg of The Trial of Dedan Kimathi,
  • Actors and drummers connected to the production

Panelists will explore the parameters of law and justice portrayed in this powerful play set in Kenya in 1956 under British colonial rule. This play’s distinguished playwright shares his insights into creating this work along with the resonances of the theme of justice, issues of racial and gender dynamics in the play and how many of these issues are with us today in our US multiethnic society.

For further information, please contact Gloria Simpson, or 949-824-8687.

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