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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.

About the Author

Ngugi���wa Thiong'o was born in Limuru, Kenya, in 1938. One of the leading African writers and scholars at work today, he is the author of many novels, short stories, essays, a memoir, and several plays, and recipient of numerous high honors. Currently he is Distinguished Professor in the School of Humanities and director of the International Center for Writing and Translation at the University of California, Irvine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140153514
Author:
Ngugi Wa Thiong'O
Author:
Ngguggi
Author:
Ngugi Wa Thiong'O
Author:
Kurokawa, Mitsushiro
Author:
Isegawa, Moses
Author:
Thiong'o, Ngugi W.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Kenya
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
QB 91-139
Publication Date:
19910913
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.85x5.06x.70 in. .56 lbs.

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