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Description - Wizard of the Crow by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

In exile for more than twenty years, Ngugi wa Thiong'o has become one of the most widely read African writers of our time, the power and scope of his work garnering him international attention and praise. His aim in Wizard of the Crow is, in his own words, nothing less than 'to sum up Africa of the twentieth century in the context of 2,000 years of world history.' Commencing in 'our times' and set in the 'Free Republic of Aburiria', the novel dramatises with corrosive humour and keenness of observation a battle for control of the souls of the Aburirian people. Fashioning the stories of the powerful and the ordinary into a dazzling mosaic, Ngugi reveals humanity in all its ceaselessly surprising complexity. Informed by richly enigmatic traditional African storytelling, Wizard of the Crow is a masterpiece, the crowning achievement in Ngugi wa Thiong'o's career thus far.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099502685
ISBN-10: 0099502682
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 34mm)
Pages: 784
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Ngugi wa Thiong'o is Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the university of California, Irvin, and is director of the university's International Centre for Writing and Translation. His books include Petals of Blood, for which he was imprisoned by the Kenyan government in 1977. He lives in Irvine, California.

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