Wizard of the Crow

Wizard of the Crow

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Set in the fictional Free Republic of Aburiria, Wizard of the Crow dramatises with searing humour and piercing observation a battle for control of the souls of the Aburirian people. Fashioning the stories of the powerful and the ordinary into a dazzling mosaic, Ngugi wa Thiog'o reveals humanity in all its surprising intricacy.

Informed by richly enigmatic traditional African storytelling, Wizard of the Crow is a masterpiece and a major achievement in Ngugi wa Thiong'o's extraordinary and brave career.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 784 pages
  • 129 x 199 x 47mm | 532g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099502682
  • 9780099502685
  • 129,645

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"A huge, comic novel... A shimmering, shifting discourse... mythological but also cheerfully disenchanted; political and playful; cartoonish but also epical... the African novel may well have delivered its greatest masterpiece"
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"Unreservedly a masterpiece" * Scotland on Sunday * "A huge, comic novel... A shimmering, shifting discourse... mythological but also cheerfully disenchanted; political and playful; cartoonish but also epical... the African novel may well have delivered its greatest masterpiece" -- Brian Morton * Sunday Herald * "Epic....daring satire" * Sunday Times * "Fantastic" -- John Updike "Truly exciting... the author is a master of farce" * Daily Telegraph *
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About Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

Ngugi wa Thiong'o is one of the leading writers and scholars at work in the world today. His books include the novels Petals of Blood, for which he was imprisoned by the Kenyan government in 1977, A Grain of Wheat and Wizard of the Crow; the memoirs, Dreams in a Time of War, In the House of the Interpreter and Birth of a Dream Weaver; and the essays, Decolonizing the Mind, Something Torn and New and Globalectics. Recipient of many honours, among them ten honorary doctorates, he is currently Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine.
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2,101 ratings
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4 35% (733)
3 15% (309)
2 4% (81)
1 2% (36)
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