Wizard of the Crow by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

A landmark of postcolonial African literature, Wizard of the Crow is an ambitious, magisterial, comic novel from the acclaimed Kenyan novelist, playwright, poet, and critic. Set in the fictional Free Republic of Aburiria, Wizard of the Crow dramatizes with corrosive humor and keenness of observation a battle for the souls of the Aburirian people, between a megalomaniac dictator and an unemployed young man who embraces the mantle of a magician. Fashioning the stories of the powerful and the ordinary into a dazzling mosaic, in this magnificent work of magical realism, Ngugi wa'Thiong'o—one of the most widely read African writers—reveals humanity in all its endlessly surprising complexity.

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The 1857th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 7th on A Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Canon (Vulture)

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Wizard of the crow Hardcover 12757598 $99.99
Wizard of the Crow: A Novel Hardcover 1813841 $114.25 $20.00 2006
Wizard of the Crow Kindle Edition 673405 2008
Wizard of the Crow. Ngugi Wa Thiongo Paperback 2063597 $6.40 2007
Wizard of the Crow Paperback 76827 $8.44 $2.95 2007