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"A mind-blowing political statement, an anguished cry of despair... a bombshell." —The Weekly Review, Kenya
Moses Isegawa was born in Uganda and is the author of the novels Abyssinian Chronicles and Snakepit.
This is one of my favorite stories of all time. Its the book that made me love historical fictions. A real page turner!Published 8 months ago by Kofi Obibini
Petals of Blood is a jarring and unsettling portrayal of life in post-colonial Kenya. Its publication was so controversial that the government arrested and imprisoned the author,... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Shane
Petals of Blood opens with the arrest of Godfrey Munira, a schoolteacher, as a suspect in the murder of three African brewery executives in the Kenyan town of Ilmorog. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Steven Davis
Actually I'd give this a 3.5. It's very similar to Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath, and I feel sure the author had read and studied Steinbeck. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mick
This book dissects a lot of complex political formations; from colonialism, capitalism, to it's final stage, neocolonialism, as well as his message of Pan-Africanism. Read morePublished on August 20, 2012 by IKONOKLAST
This is a revered classic about corruption in post colonial Kenya for which the author went to prison, and I don't presume to doubt its value to anyone studying the topic. Read morePublished on June 10, 2012 by sally tarbox
This 1977 book was the choice of my international reading group at my local bookstore. It's a dense 410 pages long and tells the story of the traumatic transitions in Kenya as it... Read morePublished on May 8, 2012 by Linda Linguvic