The Comparativism and Translation in Literary and Cultural Studies (CTLCS) Research Cluster is pleased to welcome author, scholar and activist Ngũgĩ wa Thiong`o, the 2008 Daniel and Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals, to a roundtable discussion on “Decolonizing the Mind: A Conversation about Culture, Power and Translation." The roundtable will also feature University of Hawai’i’s Sam Opondo, S. Shankar and Noenoe Silva.

Please join us on Tuesday, April 29th, from 3:00-4:30 in KUY 410 for the roundtable, followed by a reception.

In preparation for the event, CTLCS invites those interested in discussing selections from Ngũgĩ wa Thiong`o's work to join us on Thursday, April 24th, in KUY 410. Please contact Kristine Kotecki ( for links to download these readings.

The Department of American Studies & the William S. Richardson School of Law are also sponsoring the following events: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong`o’s Keynote Address, “The Myth of Tribes in African Politics,” in the UH Mānoa Campus Center Ballroom at 7:00 pm, 4/28, and a reception, reading and book signing with Albert Wendt at 5:00 pm 4/30.

Kristine Kotecki, CTLCS member

ABOUT CTLCS: The Comparativism and Translation in Literary and Cultural Studies (CTLCS) Research Cluster aims to provide a community for graduate students and faculty who are interested in interdisciplinary approaches to questions of cross-cultural discourse and practice.

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So how does one get on the CTLCS email list? or become a member?
you like join? pretty much just gotta come to the meetings. i'm not really sure who you email to get on the list, but i can pass your name on or send you a message with the contact info...whichever one you prefer. we've only had three meetings so far.


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