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Wizard of the Crow, Ngugi wa Thiongo, 037542248X
Wizard of the Crow: A novel
 

Ngugi wa'Thiong'o, Ngguggi Wa Thiong'o

ISBN: 037542248X
Format: Hardcover, 784pp
Pub. Date: August 2006
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
BBP Sales Rank: 55,551
List Price: $30.00

 
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Wizard of the Crow, Ngugi wa'Thiong'o, 037542248X
FROM THE PUBLISHER
 

From the exiled Kenyan novelist, playwright, poet, and literary critic--a magisterial comic novel that is certain to take its place as a landmark of postcolonial African literature.

In exile now for more than twenty years, Ngugl wa Thiongo has become one of the most widely read African writers of our time, the power and scope of his work garnering him international attention and praise. His aim in Wizard of the Crow is, in his own words,nothing less than "to sum up Africa of the twentieth century in the context of two thousand years of world history."

Commencing in "our times" and set in the "Free Republic of Aburlria," the novel dramatizes with corrosive humor and keenness of observation a battle for control of the souls of the Aburlrian people. Among the contenders: His High Mighty Excellency; the eponymous Wizard, an avatar of folklore and wisdom; the corrupt Christian Ministry; and the nefarious Global Bank. Fashioning the stories of the powerful and the ordinary into a dazzling mosaic, Wizard of the Crow reveals humanity in all its endlessly surprising complexity.

Informed by richly enigmatic traditional African storytelling, Wizard of the Crow is a masterpiece, the crowning achievement in Ngugl wa Thiong"o's career thus far.

 
 
 
     
 
 

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