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How do you write Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s name in Korean?

Kenyan writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o (born 1938) is a giant of African literature. His name comes up every year as a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature, and though he was passed over in favour of a certain Bob Dylan this year, last month he was awarded the 6th Pak Kyongni Prize, the literary award established in honour of Korean author Pak Kyongni (박경리, 1926–2008) best known for her 16-volume saga Toji (토지 ‘Land’). In 12 December 2014, the…

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