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This sprawling satirical story is set in the fictitious African country Aburiria, which I understand resembles author Ngugi wa 'Thiong'o's home country Kenya when it was under a... Read morePublished 27 days ago by blueotter
I like the story very much in that it helped me put some context around African politics. It is fiction and exaggerated in every way, but still a good and useful read. Read morePublished 10 months ago by IAE
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o's sprawling tale of a fictional African dictator, a homeless MBA turned healer and a grassroots revolutionary is both poignant and hilarious, biting and hopeful. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Greg
What caused the ruler's illness? Anger? A curse by a goat? The process of aging? His disgraced first wife's rebelliously unshed tears? The withdrawal of demonic support? Read morePublished 22 months ago by H. Schneider
In college I took an African Literature class. At the time, required to read about six novels a week, I could not find time for The Wizard of the Crow and, basically, b.s. Read morePublished on April 24, 2014 by FicktionPhotography