Petals of Blood
  • Author : Ngugi wa Thiong'o
  • Release Date : 22 February 2005
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 13 : 9780143039174

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Book Description: “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.

Petals of Blood

Petals of Blood

Author : Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Fiction
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“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 ...

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Publisher : The New Press
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Publisher : Waveland Press
Genre : Drama
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Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Fiction
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Publisher : The New Press
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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