: Ngūgī (M.)

R 460.00
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249pp., paperback, Abuja, 2021


A journalist follows four musicians from Kenya to Ethiopia in the hope of uncovering the secret to their haunting performances of Tizita, the Ethiopian blues.

"Part mystery, part road novel, part philosophical enquiry, [this] is a dazzling journey to discover the meaning of music and its immense power over the human soul." Aminatta Forna, author of Happiness and The Devil that Danced on the Water

"Unbury Our Dead With Song is not merely a literary and a musical masterpiece but an artistic triumph." Zukiswa Wanner, author of The Madams and Men of the South

Mũkoma Wa Ngũgĩ is Associate Professor of English at Cornell University. He was born in the Illinois and grew up in Kenya, before returning to the USA to study. He is the author of The Rise of the African Novel: Politics of language, identity and ownership, the novels Mrs. Shaw, Black Star Nairobi, Nairobi Heat, and two books of poetry, Logotherapy and Hurling Words at Consciousness.