Devil on the Cross

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Heinemann, 1987 - Fiction - 254 pages
35 Reviews
This remarkable and symbolic novel centers on Wariinga's tragedy and uses it to tell a story of contemporary Kenya.
 

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Review: Devil on the Cross

User Review  - Tega Akati-udi - Goodreads

Hands down, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and it now has a spot on my favorite African novels ever along with half of a yellow sun and americanah. The writing of this novel is impeccable. The author ... Read full review

Review: Devil on the Cross

User Review  - Susie Nazzaro - Goodreads

Ngugi's use of a common biblical parable to set the stage for this entire book - which verges on magical realism - burned an image in my brain. I remember calling multiple people and reading the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
10
Section 3
17
Section 4
30
Section 5
68
Section 6
69
Section 7
82
Section 8
94
Section 15
195
Section 16
200
Section 17
201
Section 18
207
Section 19
208
Section 20
214
Section 21
215
Section 22
216

Section 9
128
Section 10
154
Section 11
155
Section 12
172
Section 13
175
Section 14
182
Section 23
233
Section 24
234
Section 25
240
Section 26
242
Section 27
247
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About the author (1987)

Ngugi is world famous for his novels from Weep Not, Child to Matigari and the impact of his plays, especially in Gikuyu, which led to his detention in Kenya. He is now Professor of Comparative Literature and Performance Studies in New York University. This book reflects many of the concerns found in Decolonising the Mind and Moving the Centre.

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