Devil on the Cross - Chapter 3, Part Two Summary & Analysis

Ngugi wa Thiong'o
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The passengers continue conversing. Gatuĩria blames cultural imperialism for the denigration of African languages. He is part of the Department of music, and his dream is to create a piece of music that captures the voices of all Kenyan people using their national instruments. He remembers an old man from Nakuru who criticizes modern education, telling him that all stories are the same, whether old or modern. The man shares a story about a peasant with a parasitic ogre on his back. The man’s second story describes a beautiful black woman who falls in love with a foreigner, who turns out to be an ogre as well. The third and final story relates to an impoverished man who, desperate, agrees to trade his soul to evil spirits in exchange for riches. He is cursed, only able to see the world...

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