- Join the online 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.
- Moderator: Wambui Githiora-Updike, Ed.D.- retired teacher at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and author of Wanjira, a Novel
- Free Registration.
- Free copies of The Mzungu Boy are available at the Center for African Studies, Howard University 2218- 6th Strreet, NW Washington, DC 202.250.7315 (copies limited),
Once a month, the World Area Book Awards, [Américas Award, Middle East Book Award, South Asia Book Award, and Children's Africana Book Award/CABA] 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. We encourage you to read the books with your colleagues, students, and community, and then join us to hear more from the author.
The Children's Africana Book Award is sponsored by the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association.
Ralph Bunche Center, Howard University
The contents of this project were developed under grant #P015A140031 from the U.S. Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.