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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 22 February 2005
  • ISBN : 9780143039174
  • Page : 432 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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“The definitive African book of the twentieth century” (Moses Isegawa, from the Introduction) by the Nobel Prize–nominated Kenyan writer The puzzling murder of three African directors of a foreign-owned brewery sets the scene for this fervent, hard-hitting novel about disillusionment in independent Kenya. A deceptively simple tale, Petals of Blood is on the surface a suspenseful investigation of a spectacular triple murder in upcountry Kenya. Yet as the intertwined stories of the four suspects unfold, a devastating picture emerges of a modern third-world nation whose frustrated people feel their leaders have failed them time after time. First published in 1977, this novel was so explosive that its author was imprisoned without charges by the Kenyan government. His incarceration was so shocking that newspapers around the world called attention to the case, and protests were raised by human-rights groups, scholars, and writers, including James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Donald Barthelme, Harold Pinter, and Margaret Drabble.

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Petals of Blood

Petals of Blood
  • Author : Ngugi wa Thiong'o
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2005-02-22
  • ISBN : 9780143039174
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“The definitive African book of the twentieth century” (Moses Isegawa, from the Introduction) by the Nobel Prize–nominated Kenyan writer The puzzling murder of three African directors of a foreign-owned brewery sets the scene for this fervent, hard-hitting novel about disillusionment in independent Kenya. A deceptively simple tale, Petals of Blood is on the surface a suspenseful investigation of a spectacular triple murder in upcountry Kenya. Yet as the intertwined stories of the four suspects unfold, a devastating picture emerges

A Study Guide for Ngugi wa Thiong'o's "Petals of Blood"

A Study Guide for Ngugi wa Thiong'o's
  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2016
  • ISBN : 9781410355270
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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-century Literature in English

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-century Literature in English
  • Author : Jenny Stringer
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1996
  • ISBN : 0192122711
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Discusses the major literary figures in the English-speaking world

The Perfect Nine

The Perfect Nine
  • Author : Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • ISBN : 9781620975268
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A dazzling, genre-defying novel in verse from the author Delia Owens says “tackles the absurdities, injustices, and corruption of a continent” Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s novels and memoirs have received glowing praise from the likes of President Barack Obama, the New Yorker, the New York Times Book Review, The Guardian, and NPR; he has been a finalist for the Man International Booker Prize and is annually tipped to win the Nobel Prize for Literature; and his books have

Weep Not, Child

Weep Not, Child
  • Author : Ngugi wa Thiong'o
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-06-05
  • ISBN : 9781101584842
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The Nobel Prize–nominated Kenyan writer’s powerful first novel Two brothers, Njoroge and Kamau, stand on a garbage heap and look into their futures: Njoroge is to attend school, while Kamau will train to be a carpenter. But this is Kenya, and the times are against them: In the forests, the Mau Mau is waging war against the white government, and the two brothers and their family need to decide where their loyalties lie. For the practical Kamau, the

Minutes of Glory

Minutes of Glory
  • Author : Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05
  • ISBN : 9781620974667
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A dazzling short story collection from the person Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie calls “one of the greatest writers of our time” Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, although renowned for his novels, memoirs, and plays, honed his craft as a short story writer. From “The Fig Tree, ” written in 1960, his first year as an undergraduate at Makerere University College in Uganda, to the playful “The Ghost of Michael Jackson,” written as a professor at the University of California, Irvine, these collected stories

Wizard of the Crow

Wizard of the Crow
  • Author : Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
  • Publisher : East African Publishers
  • Release Date : 2007
  • ISBN : 9966254919
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The Trial of Dedan Kimathi

The Trial of Dedan Kimathi
  • Author : Ngugi wa Thiong'o,Micere Githae Mugo
  • Publisher : Waveland Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-11
  • ISBN : 9781478611707
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Kenyan-born novelist and playwright Ngugi wa Thiong’o and his collaborator, Micere Githae Mugo, have built a powerful and challenging play out of the circumstances surrounding the 1956 trial of Dedan Kimathi, the celebrated Kenyan hero who led the Mau Mau rebellion against the British colonial regime in Kenya and was eventually hanged. A highly controversial character, Kimathi’s life has been subject to intense propaganda by both the British government, who saw him as a vicious terrorist, and Kenyan nationalists,

A Long Petal of the Sea

A Long Petal of the Sea
  • Author : Isabel Allende
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2020-01-21
  • ISBN : 9781984820167
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The House of the Spirits, this epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home. “One of the most richly imagined portrayals of the Spanish Civil War to date, and one of the strongest and most affecting works in [Isabel Allende’s] long career.”—The New York Times Book Review NAMED ONE

Wrestling with the Devil

Wrestling with the Devil
  • Author : Ngugi wa Thiong'o
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-06
  • ISBN : 9781620973349
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A New York Times Editors’ Choice "A welcome addition to the vast literature produced by jailed writers across the centuries . . . [a] thrilling testament to the human spirit." —Ariel Dorfman, The New York Times Book Review "Wrestling with the Devil is a powerful testament to the courage of Ngũgĩ and his fellow prisoners and validation of the hope that an independent Kenya would eventually emerge." —Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Ngũgĩ of Wrestling with the Devil called not just for

Birth of a Dream Weaver

Birth of a Dream Weaver
  • Author : Ngugi wa Thiong'o
  • Publisher : New Press, The
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • ISBN : 9781620972670
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One of Oprah.com's "17 Must-Read Books for the New Year" and O Magazine's "10 Titles to Pick up Now." “Exquisite in its honesty and truth and resilience, and a necessary chronicle from one of the greatest writers of our time. ” —Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Guardian, Best Books of 2016. “Every page ripples with a contagious faith in education and in the power of literature to shape the imagination and scour the conscience.” —The Washington Post From one of the world’s greatest

Devil on the Cross

Devil on the Cross
  • Author : Ngugi wa Thiong'o,Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo,Ngugi wa Thiongo
  • Publisher : Heinemann
  • Release Date : 1987
  • ISBN : 0435908448
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This remarkable and symbolic novel centers on Wariinga's tragedy and uses it to tell a story of contemporary Kenya.

Dreams in a Time of War

Dreams in a Time of War
  • Author : Ngugi wa Thiong'o
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2010-03-09
  • ISBN : 9780307378958
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Born in 1938 in rural Kenya, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o came of age in the shadow of World War II, amidst the terrible bloodshed in the war between the Mau Mau and the British. The son of a man whose four wives bore him more than a score of children, young Ngũgĩ displayed what was then considered a bizarre thirst for learning, yet it was unimaginable that he would grow up to become a world-renowned novelist, playwright, and critic.

Petals on the Wind

Petals on the Wind
  • Author : V.C. Andrews
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-02-08
  • ISBN : 9781451636956
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On the heels of the successful Lifetime TV version of Flowers in the Attic comes the TV movie tie-in edition of Petals On the Wind, the second book in the captivating Dollanganger saga. Forbidden love comes into full bloom. For three years they were kept hidden in the eaves of Foxworth Hall, their existence all but denied by a mother who schemed to inherit a fortune. For three years their fate was in the hands of their righteous, merciless grandmother.

Blood Kin

Blood Kin
  • Author : Ceridwen Dovey
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008-02-28
  • ISBN : 9781101202739
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Rarely does a debut novel attract the sweeping critical acclaim of Ceridwen Dovey's Blood Kin. Shortlisted for two prestigious awards, this tale centers around a military coup in an unnamed country, with characters who have no names or any identifying physical characteristics. Known simply as the ex-President's chef, barber, and portrait painter, these three men perform their mundane tasks and appear unaware of the atrocities of their employer's regime. But when the President is deposed, the trio are revealed as