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Wizard of the crow

Author: Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
Publisher: London : Harvill Secker, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The fictional Republic of Aburiria chronicled in this satirical fable is an exaggeration of contemporary African despotism. At the top, a grandiose Ruler with 'the power to declare any month in the year the seventh month' and his sycophantic cabinet plan to climb to heaven with a modern-day Tower of Babel funded by the Global Bank; beneath them, a cabal of venal officials and opportunistic businessmen jockey for a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo, 1938-
Wizard of the crow.
London : Harvill Secker, 2006
(OCoLC)607644939
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
ISBN: 9781846550348 1846550343 1846550297 9781846550294 9780099502685 0099502682
OCLC Number: 65470009
Description: 768 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: a translation from Gikuyu by the author, NgSugSi wa Thiongʼo.

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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  Read more...

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