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Petals of blood

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Published by Heinemann Educational in London (etc.) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction in English.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementNgugi wa Thiong"o.
    SeriesAfrican writers series -- 188
    The Physical Object
    Pagination345 p. ;
    Number of Pages345
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22004530M
    ISBN 100435906461, 0435901885

    Petals of Blood. In Petals of Blood, Ngugi shows the anxiety about hybridity’s imagined threat to cultural purity and integrity through the transformation of a village, Ilmorog into a proto-capitalist society with the problems of prostitution, social inequalities, misery, uncertainty and inadequate housing.   Some novels can make you laugh; some can make you cry. Just occasionally they can make you angry. There was little to laugh at in Petals of Blood by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’ is a book designed to evoke quite a different set of reactions, a book it would be difficult to read and not feel frustrated, exasperated and even outraged.


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