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Athol Fugard

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Ngugi wa Mirii, RIP

The great Kenyan playwright Ngugi wa Mirii, a colleague of Ngugi wa Thiong’o's who lived most of his life in Zimbabwe, died in a car crash over the weekend. I’ve put some links for further reading below.

We sometimes forget how very real Pan-Africanism is: Africans don’t just migrate to other parts of the world, they also travel widely and take up new homes within the continent. Ngugi wa Mirii chose Zimbabwe as his escape from the dictatorship of Daniel Arap Moi, and kept growing his formidable reputation on African soil.

His death is our loss.

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