Distinguished Professor Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o (University of California, Irvine) recounts memories from his childhood in Kenya. Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o reads from Dreams in a Time of War: A Childhood Memoir at Books and Books in Coral Gables (co-sponsored by the University of Miami. Address: 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134).
Five University of Miami English graduate students (Christine Morando, Briana Casali, Sydney Owens, Stephanie Selvick, and Marta Fernandez) look on as  Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o signs a copy of his new book Dreams in a Time of War: A Childhood Memoir. Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o along with longtime friend Chenjerai Hove (current Miami City of Refuge Writer-in-Residence at the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College) field questions from the audience.
 
University of Miami English graduate student gladly receives a signed copy of Dreams in a Time of War: A Childhood Memoir as three other students look on.