Devil on the cross
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Devil on the cross / Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo ; translated from the Gĩkũyũ by the author.
Caitaani mũtharaba-inĩ. English
|Main author:||Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo, 1938-|
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This remarkable and symbolic novel centers around Wariinga's tragedy and uses it to tell a story of contemporary Kenya faced with the "satan of capitalism." Ngugi has directed his writing even more firmly towards the commitment that he shows in Writers in Politics and Detained: A Writer's Prison Diary. The novel was written secretly in prison on the only available material -- lavatory paper. It was discovered when almost complete but unexpectedly returned to him on his release. Such was the demand for the original Gikuyu edition that it reprinted on publication.
African writers series ;