Devil on the Cross

This remarkable and symbolic novel centers around Wariinga’s tragedy and uses it to tell a story of contemporary Kenya faced with the “satan of capitalism.” Ngugi has directed his writing even more firmly towards the commitment that he shows in Writers in Politics and Detained: A Writer’s Prison Diary.

The novel was written secretly in prison on the only available material — lavatory paper. It was discovered when almost complete and unexpectedly returned to him on his release.

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Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o



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