Devil on the Cross - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

Ngugi wa Thiong'o
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Upset, Warĩĩnga leaves the cave. She thinks about her daughter, Wambũi, and reflects on the events of her life as well as the circumstances that have brought her to the Devil’s Feast. She hears a voice telling her that “there is a third [world], a revolutionary world” (184). The chapter shifts from narrative prose into a play-like dialogue between Warĩĩnga and a Voice. The Voice repeats some of the arguments that Mũturi made the night before. It asks if Mũturi’s “sweat and blood [are] worth anything?” (186). Using the hypothetical example of someone named Kĩmeendeeri wa Kanyuanjii, the Voice predicts the existence of future companies trading in piplelines of blood pumped into “the importing foreign countries, just like petroleum oil!” (187). When Warĩĩnga protests that workers would never allow their bodies to be exploited in such a manner...

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