Wizard of the crow / Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo ; a translation from Gĩkũyũ by the author.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2006Edition: 1st ed.Description: 768 pages ; 20 cm.ISBN: 037542248X; 9781784873356; 9780375422485.Uniform titles: Mũrogi wa Kagogo. English Subject(s): Power (Social sciences) -- Fiction | Africa -- Fiction | Kenya -- FictionGenre/Form: Political fiction. | Humorous stories. | Satire.DDC classification: 823/.914 Other classification: 18.07 | 18.92 Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description | Sample text | Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
From the exiled Kenyan novelist, playwright, poet, and literary critic--a magisterial comic novel that is certain to take its place as a landmark of postcolonial African literature. In exile now for more than twenty years, Ngugl wa Thiong'o has become one of the most widely read African writers of our time, the power and scope of his work garnering him international attention and praise. His aim inWizard of the Crowis, in his own words,nothing less than "to sum up Africa of the twentieth century in the context of two thousand years of world history." Commencing in "our times" and set in the "Free Republic of Aburlria," the novel dramatizes with corrosive humor and keenness of observation a battle for control of the souls of the Aburlrian people. Among the contenders: His High Mighty Excellency; the eponymous Wizard, an avatar of folklore and wisdom; the corrupt Christian Ministry; and the nefarious Global Bank. Fashioning the stories of the powerful and the ordinary into a dazzling mosaic,Wizard of the Crowreveals humanity in all its endlessly surprising complexity. Informed by richly enigmatic traditional African storytelling,Wizard of the Crowis a masterpiece, the crowning achievement in Ngugl wa Thiong'o's career thus far. From the Hardcover edition.
Power daemons -- Queuing daemons -- Female daemons -- Male daemons -- Rebel daemons -- Bearded daemons.
The individual stories of characters both powerful and ordinary creates a kaleidoscopic portrait of postcolonial Africa in the twentieth century in a novel set in the Free Republic of Aburiria.