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Petals of Blood Paperback – February 22, 2005

4.3 out of 5 stars 53 ratings

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“One of the greatest writers of our time.” —Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Guardian

“His novels . . . have been deservedly canonized by the iconic [Penguin Classics] series.” —The Wall Street Journal

“Ambitious, caustic, and impassioned.” —The New Yorker
 
“A mind-blowing political statement, an anguished cry of despair . . . a bombshell.” —The Weekly Review (Kenya)

About the Author

Ngugi wa Thiong’o was born in Limuru, Kenya, in 1938. One of the leading African writers and scholars at work today, he is the author of many novels, short stories, essays, a memoir, and several plays, and recipient of numerous high honors. Currently he is Distinguished Professor in the School of Humanities and director of the International Center for Writing and Translation at the University of California, Irvine.

Moses Isegawa was born in Uganda and is the author of the novels Abyssinian Chronicles and Snakepit.

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  • Item Weight : 12 ounces
  • Paperback : 432 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0143039172
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0143039174
  • Product Dimensions : 5.1 x 0.9 x 7.7 inches
  • Publisher : Penguin Classics; Reprint Edition (February 22, 2005)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 53 ratings
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