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Petals of Blood

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ISBN : 0143039172
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Download Free Petals of Blood in PDF by Ngugi wa Thiong'o Full eBook and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2005-02-22 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “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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The World of Ngūgī Wa Thiong'o

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Publisher : Africa World Press
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ISBN : 9780865434592
Pages : 252 pages
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Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Gender, and the Ethics of Postcolonial Reading

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ISBN : 1317087585
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An Introduction to the African Prose Narrative

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ISBN : 9781592211371
Pages : 294 pages
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Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

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ISBN : 9780719047312
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Under Postcolonial Eyes

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ISBN : 9780799216486
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Literature of Africa

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ISBN : 9780313319013
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Ngugi's Novels And African History

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ISBN : 9780745314310
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Download Free Ngugi's Novels And African History in PDF by James Ogude Full eBook and published by Pluto Press. This book was released on 1999-07-20 with total page 183 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ngugi wa Thiong’o is one of Africa’s most controversial and renowned literary figures. This comprehensive study explores the relationship between history and narrative in his novels.


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Petals of Blood

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Publisher : East African Publishers
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ISBN : 9789966460943
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Download Free Petals of Blood in PDF by Wa Thiong'O. Ngugi Full eBook and published by East African Publishers. This book was released on 1977 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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European-language Writing in Sub-Saharan Africa

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ISBN : 9789630538329
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Download Free European-language Writing in Sub-Saharan Africa in PDF by Albert S. Gérard Full eBook and published by John Benjamins Publishing. This book was released on 1986 with total page 1288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first major comparative study of African writing in western languages, European-language Writing in Sub-Saharan Africa, edited by Albert S. Gérard, falls into four wide-ranging sections: an overview of early contacts and colonial developments "Under Western Eyes"; chapters on "Black Consciousness" manifest in the debates over Panafricanism and Negritude; a group of essays on mental decolonization expressed in "Black Power" texts at the time of independence struggles; and finally "Comparative Vistas," sketching directions that future comparative study might explore. An introductory e.


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Kenya

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ISBN : 9781858288598
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ISBN : 9780435916718
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The Social Impact of the Novel

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ISBN : 9780313318184
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Download Free The Social Impact of the Novel in PDF by Claudia Durst Johnson Full eBook and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2002 with total page 393 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contains entries that provide information on two hundred novels written in or translated into English, each including publication data, discussion of historical context, an assessment of the public's reaction to the work and its influence, and a bibliographical citation. Arranged geographically.


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Making Subject(s)

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ISBN : 9780815328964
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ISBN : 9780852555750
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Mysteries of Africa

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ISBN : 9780879725129
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A Study Guide for Ngugi wa Thiong'o's "Petals of Blood"

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Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
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ISBN : 1410355276
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