Petals of Blood - Study Guide Part 4: Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12 takes us back to Munira's prison cell. Inspector Godfrey is questioning Munira's meaning of a phrase he has written in his account. "A new earth, another world," Munira tries to explain, referred to Munira finding God. Ironically, he found God through Lillian, the woman he had used to try to make Wanja jealous. She had become a preacher, and when he saw her preaching one day on the street to a group of men and woman, her words moved him.

Following that day, Munira was a changed man. He stopped drinking Theng'eta, and took to following around Karega, Wanja, and Abdulla, trying to help them find God too. In his meetings with Inspector Godfrey, we learn that Munira's obsession has moved from Wanja to Theng'eta to God. We also learn that Inspector Godfrey believes that the murderer is Karega, and is trying...

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