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Petals of blood
Petals of blood
Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo, 1938-2018
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After sixty-eight years of British rule Kenya has declared independence, but the villagers of Ilmorog remain bound by poor harvests and drought. Suspicious of city-dwellers drawn to the idea of village life, a horrific fire soon breaks the facade of pastoral tranquillity, and has the villagers speculating on the four suspects behind the atrocity. Published in 1977, Ngugi wa Thiong'o's damning satire of politics and corruption in Kenya would be the catalyst for his imprisonment without charges by the Kenyan government, with Petals of Blood becoming a modern classic of African literature.
Main title:
Petals of blood / Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo.
Imprint:
London : Vintage, 2018.©1977
Collation:
xi, 409 pages ; 20 cm.
Notes:
First published in Great Britain by Heinemann in 1977.
ISBN:
9781784873363 (paperback)
Dewey class:
823.914
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Sandringham Library ExpressAdult FictionNGUGIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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