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Laila Lalami, Ngugi wa Thiong’o talk about writing of today’s issues

Two local authors examine how writers take on the challenges posed by political and cultural conflict in today’s world. Laila Lalami, originally from Morocco, will discuss her latest novel, “Secret Son,” which traces one boy’s turn to radical Islam. Kenyan novelist, essayist, journalist, editor and all-around intellectual Ngugi wa Thiong’o will talk about “Dreams in a Time of War: A Childhood Memoir.” ALOUD at Central Library, 630 W. 5th St. 7 p.m. Thu. www.lfla.org.


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