Wizard of the Crow OverviewIn this sprawling and fantastical epic, author Ngugi wa Thiong'o satirizes African kleptocracies and the megalomaniacal, power-hungry dictators who install themselves at their forefront. The novel, which takes place in the fictional country of Aburiria, focuses on the experiences and fortunes of two Aburirians as they become swept up in the plans of the country's Ruler and its various government-appointed ministers as they seek personal enrichment in the form of a loan from the Global Bank. The novel tackles themes such as economics, power, magic, and postcolonialism.
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Ngg wa Thiong'o Biographies (3)
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Ngugi wa Thiong'o (born 1938) was Kenya's most famous writer. Best-known as a novelist, he also wrote plays, literary criticism, and essays on cultural and political topics.Ngugi wa Thiong'o (formerly...
15,335 words, approx. 52 pages
When he was incarcerated as a political detainee in Kamiti Maximum Security Prison near Nairobi in 1978 for his part in the production of his Gikuyu-language play Ngaahika Ndeenda (performed, 1977; pu...
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Biography EssayWhen he was incarcerated as a political detainee in Kamiti Maximum Security Prison near Nairobi in 1978 for his part in the production of his Gikuyu-language play Ngaahika Ndeenda (per...