Petals of blood by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

This novel tells the story of four characters living in post-colonial Kenya, who are arrested for the murder of three prominent figures in their village. As the narrative unfolds, it explores their personal histories and how they are intertwined with the political, social, and economic transformations of the nation. The book is a critique of the corruption and inequality that emerged in Kenya after the end of colonial rule, and a call for a return to communal values and practices.

The 2186th greatest book of all time


Published
1977
Nationality
Kenyan
Type
Fiction
Pages
432
Words
148,000
Original Language
English

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