152pp., paperback, Reprint, Oxford, (1965) 1994
A novel set amongst the Gikuyu people on the Makuyu and Kameno ridges of Kenya in the early days of white settlement.
Ngugi wa Thiong’o was born in 1938, in Limuru, Kenya. His work includes novels, plays, short stories, memoirs and literary criticism. His novels include Weep Not, Child, A Grain of Wheat, Petals of Blood, Devil on the Cross and The Perfect Nine: the epic of Gĩkũyũ and Mũmbi. His plays include The Black Hermit and The trial of Dedan Kimathi (Micere Githae Mugo).