Petals of Blood - Study Guide Part 3: Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Karega and Wanja's love blossoms, and both the community and the couple are blessed for a short while with peace and harmony. Everyone, that is, with the exception of Munira, who had taken to "galloping his iron horse" across the hills of Ilmorog, and is rarely seen at Abdulla's.

Years later, when Munira tried to recreate this period of Ilmorog's history, his thoughts are completely dominated by Karega and Wanja. Their love tortured him, and from his prison cell he wrote only about saving Karega from Wanja. He writes about how tortured he had been by his desire for her, and his pain at "the great slap on the face, the shock, during the night of Theng'eta drinking." He admits to working himself into a rage, and actually convincing himself of Karega's guilt regarding Mukami and his father. He had felt...

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