WIZARD OF THE CROW, a translation from Gĩkũyũ by the Author

: wa Thiong'o (N.)

R 345.00
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768pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2006) 2018


A comic novel set in the fictional Free Republic of Aburiria, where the Ruler, a young Wizard and the Global Bank battle for control of the Aburirian people.

“An allegory presented as a modern-day folk tale (complete with tricksters, magic, disguised lovers and daring escapes) ... It recalls a long yarn told by firelight.” The New York Times Book Review

“Ngugi is one of Africa’s greatest writers, and certainly the foremost voice of Kenyan literature ... Possibly the best comparison to make of Wizard of the Crow is with Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children.” San Francisco Chronicle

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o was born in Limuru, Kenya, in 1938. He is the author of A Grain of Wheat, Weep Not, Child, Petals of Blood, Birth of a Dream Weaver, Wrestling with the Devil and Minutes of Glory. He is currently Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine.