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Petals Of Blood (2005)

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Creator:
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Petals of Blood (Fiction)

by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Penguin Classics; Reprint edition (February 22, 2005) USD $15.00

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.


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