Additional Resources for Petals of Blood by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

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Chileshe, John, "Petals of Blood: Ideology and Imaginative Expression," in Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Vol. 15, No. 1, 1980, pp. 133-37.

Explores the conflict of authorial ideology and literary
mode of expression in Petals of Blood and says
that it is in part due to historical factors.

Killam, G. D., "A Note on the Title of Petals of Blood," in Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Vol. 15, No. 1, 1980, pp. 125-32.

Discusses how Ngugi uses the resources of Walcott's
poem "Swamp" in Petals of Blood.

Kozain, Rustum, "Form as Politics, or the Tyranny of Narrativity: Re-Reading Ngugi wa Thiong'o's Petals of Blood," in Ufahamu, Vol. 18, No. 3, 1990, pp. 77-90.

Offers a reading of Petals of Blood analyzing its form
in relation to its political content.

Ogude, James, Ngugi's Novels and African History: Narrating the Nation, Pluto Press, 1999, 183 p.

Discussion of Ngugi's novels placing them in their
contemporary historical and social contexts; includes
a detailed discussion...

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