Devil On The Cross (Heinemann African Writers Series)
by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
Publication Date: Oct 23, 1987
List Price: $18.69
Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Parent Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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This remarkable and symbolic novel centers around Wariinga’s tragedy and uses it to tell a story of contemporary Kenya faced with the "satan of capitalism." Ngugi has directed his writing even more firmly towards the commitment that he shows in Writers in Politics and Detained: A Writer’s Prison Diary. The novel was written secretly in prison on the only available material — lavatory paper. It was discovered when almost complete but unexpectedly returned to him on his release. Such was the demand for the original Gikuyu edition that it reprinted on publication.
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