Devil on the Cross Quotes

Ngugi wa Thiong'o
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Who has told you that prophesy is yours alone, to keep to yourself? Why are you furnishing yourself with empty excuses? If you do that, you will never be free of tears and pleading cries."
-- Voice of the People/God (chapter 1)

Importance: Here, a voice speaks to the narrator, encouraging him to share his story with others. The narrator identifies this voice as both that of the people and of God, suggesting that it is both the people's and God's will that stories be circulated in public space, rather than privatized and hoarded.

Therefore there are two hearts: the heart built by the clan of parasites, the evil heart; and the heart built by the clan of producers, the good heart."
-- Mũturi (chapter 3)

Importance: In this passage, Mũturi explains his worldview, in which there are two groups of people: producers and parasites. Instead of using the word "consumer," Mũturi opts for the stronger word, "parasite," in order to...

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