Petals Of Blood Ngugi AWS 188 (Heinemann African Writers Series)

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Ranging back and forth between satire, metaphor and stark realism, Ngugi unfolds a tangible landscape both beautiful and horrfying, as tribalism and village life are manipulated in the name of progress by the cynical bureaucrats.

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Ambitious, caustic, and impassioned. ("The New Yorker") A mind-blowing political statement, an anguished cry of despair... a bombshell. ("The Weekly Review", Kenya) The definitive African book of the twentieth century. (Moses Isegawa)

"Ambitious, caustic, and impassioned." --The New Yorker

"A mind-blowing political statement, an anguished cry of despair... a bombshell." --The Weekly Review, Kenya

"Ambitious, caustic, and impassioned." The New Yorker

"A mind-blowing political statement, an anguished cry of despair... a bombshell." The Weekly Review, Kenya"

"Ambitious, caustic, and impassioned." The New Yorker

"A mind-blowing political statement, an anguished cry of despair... a bombshell." The Weekly Review, Kenya

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"Ambitious, caustic, and impassioned." --The New Yorker

"A mind-blowing political statement, an anguished cry of despair... a bombshell." --The Weekly Review, Kenya



"His novels . . . have been deservedly canonized by the iconic [Penguin Classics] series." --The Wall Street Journal

"Ambitious, caustic, and impassioned." --The New Yorker

"A mind-blowing political statement, an anguished cry of despair . . . a bombshell." --The Weekly Review (Kenya)

About the Author:

Kenyan novelist and playwright Ngugi wa Thiong'o is the author of THE RIVER BETWEEN, A GRAIN OF WHEAT and PETALS OF BLOOD all available as Modern Classics. Ngugi was chair of the Department of Literature at the University of Nairobi from 1972 to 1977. He left Kenya in 1982 and taught at various universities in the United States before he became professor of comparative literature and performance studies at New York University in 1992.

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