Africa at Noon on April 26, 2017

“From heart of darkness, to light and dance”

Peter Kimani
Professor, Graduate School of Media and Communications
Aga Khan University

Time and Location

12:00pm, 206 Ingra­ham Hall, 1155 Obser­va­tory Drive, Madi­son, WI


Join us for our final Africa at Noon to celebrate our graduating seniors and award winners, and to hear from renowned Kenyan novelist and journalist Peter Kimani.

“Heart of darkness” is a phenomenon firmly associated with Africa, thanks to Joseph Conrad’s famous novel by the same title. Kimani will discuss the making of his newest book, Dance of the Jakaranda, which was partly inspired by that legacy, and the politics of literature in colonial Africa.

Stay after the lecture for free pizza and conversation. African Studies Program t-shirts will be for sale for $15 (cash or check). Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 25th.


Peter Kimani is a Kenyan novelist and journalist based in Nairobi, where he teaches at Aga Khan University’s Graduate School of Media and Communications. Dance of the Jakaranda, a recent New York Times Editors’ Choice selection, is his third novel.