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Petals of Blood Study Guide & Plot Summary

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Plot Summary

Petals of Blood opens with each of the four protagonists, Munira, Abdullah, Wanja, and Karega, being taken to the New Ilmorog Police Station for questioning. They are suspects in the murder of the three directors of Theng'eta Breweries and Enterprises— Chui, Kimeria, and Mzigo—who have been burned to death. Police Inspector Godfrey, from Nairobi, has been summoned to solve the case. Within this structure of a detective novel, Ngugi explores the interrelated lives of his main characters and the people around them as well as the transformation of Ilmorog and Kenya in the years following independence. The main action of the novel is not recounted chronologically, but is revealed in a series of flashbacks and confessions by various characters as well as by an omniscient narrator. The timeline shifts back and forth from the present to various times in the past, as far back as pre-colonial days...

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