Wizard of the Crow Summary
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

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Wizard of the Crow Overview

In 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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