Petals of Blood - Study Guide Part 4: Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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The fame of Ilmorog's legendary Theng'eta brings a road. The Trans-Africa road would link Ilmorog to the rest of Africa, and with it more hope of development to the area. The road certainly brings prosperity to Wanja and Abdulla, as road workers have nowhere else to eat and drink. A thriving marketplace springs up, seemingly overnight, to cater to the multitude of workers that come to tear old Ilmorog down, and rebuild it seemingly overnight. Abdulla and Wanja add more extensions to their building, including a shop, a butcher, a bar, a beer-hall and dance club, and a 5-room hotel.

Everyone is proud to see the opening of the Ilmorog section of the Trans-Africa road. Nderi wa Riera comes with his grandiose promises of economic development, and this time people do not throw trash at him. Nderi keeps his promises, and development does come to...

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