Petals of Blood Penguin African Writers Series Book 1

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Penguin Classics #ad - A deceptively simple tale, Petals of Blood is on the surface a suspenseful investigation of a spectacular triple murder in upcountry Kenya. Yet as the intertwined stories of the four suspects unfold, a devastating picture emerges of a modern third-world nation whose frustrated people feel their leaders have failed them time after time.

His incarceration was so shocking that newspapers around the world called attention to the case, Toni Morrison, and protests were raised by human-rights groups, Harold Pinter, including James Baldwin, scholars, and writers, Donald Barthelme, and Margaret Drabble. First published in 1977, this novel was so explosive that its author was imprisoned without charges by the Kenyan government.

Petals of Blood Penguin African Writers Series Book 1 #ad - The definitive african book of the twentieth century” moses Isegawa, from the Introduction by the Nobel Prize–nominated Kenyan writerThe puzzling murder of three African directors of a foreign-owned brewery sets the scene for this fervent, hard-hitting novel about disillusionment in independent Kenya.

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Devil on the Cross Penguin African Writers Series Book 5

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Penguin Classics #ad - Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. The great kenyan writer and nobel prize nominee’s novel that he wrote in secret, on toilet paper, while in prison—featuring an introduction by Namwali Serpell, the author of the novel The Old DriftOne of the cornerstones of Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s fame, Devil on the Cross is a powerful fictional critique of capitalism.

With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. As she struggles to survive, wariinga begins to realize that her problems are only symptoms of a larger societal malaise and that much of the misfortune stems from the Western, capitalist influences on her country.

Devil on the Cross Penguin African Writers Series Book 5 #ad - An impassioned cry for a kenya free of dictatorship and for African writers to work in their own local dialects, Devil on the Cross has had a profound influence on Africa and on post-colonial African literature. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

It tells the tragic story of wariinga, nairobi, a young woman who moves from a rural Kenyan town to the capital, only to be exploited by her boss and later by a corrupt businessman.

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A Grain of Wheat Penguin African Writers Series Book 2

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Penguin Classics #ad - Barack obama, via facebook: “A compelling story of how the transformative events of history weigh on individual lives and relationships. The nobel prize–nominated kenyan writer’s best-known novelset in the wake of the Mau Mau rebellion and on the cusp of Kenya's independence from Britain,  A Grain of Wheat follows a group of villagers whose lives have been transformed by the 1952–1960 Emergency.

At the center of it all is the reticent Mugo, the village's chosen hero and a man haunted by a terrible secret. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

A Grain of Wheat Penguin African Writers Series Book 2 #ad - With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. As we learn of the villagers' tangled histories in a narrative interwoven with myth and peppered with allusions to real-life leaders, friendships are betrayed, including Jomo Kenyatta, a masterly story unfolds in which compromises are forced, and loves are tested.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

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Under Fire

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Green World Classics #ad - Under Fire #ad - The book opens and ends with broad visions shared by multiple characters. In contrast to many war novels which came before it, Under Fire describes war in gritty and brutal realism. This book follows a squad of French volunteer soldiers on the front in France after the German invasion. The anecdotes are episodic in nature, each with an individual chapter title.

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The River Between Penguin African Writers Series Book 4

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Penguin Classics #ad - Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. The river between explores life in the mountains of Kenya during the early days of white settlement.

The River Between Penguin African Writers Series Book 4 #ad - Faced with a choice between an alluring new religion and their own ancestral customs, the Gikuyu people are torn between those who fear the unknown and those who see beyond it. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

. A 50th-anniversary edition of one of the most powerful novels by the great Kenyan author and Nobel Prize nominee A legendary work of African literature, this moving and eye-opening novel lucidly captures the drama of a people and culture whose world has been overturned.

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Weep Not, Child Penguin African Writers Series Book 3

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Penguin Classics #ad - The nobel prize–nominated kenyan writer’s powerful first novelTwo brothers, Njoroge and Kamau, stand on a garbage heap and look into their futures: Njoroge is to attend school, while Kamau will train to be a carpenter. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. But this is kenya, and the times are against them: In the forests, the Mau Mau is waging war against the white government, and the two brothers and their family need to decide where their loyalties lie.

Weep Not, Child Penguin African Writers Series Book 3 #ad - For the practical kamau, the choice is simple, but for Njoroge the scholar, the dream of progress through learning is a hard one to give up. The first east african novel published in english, child is a moving book about the effects of the infamous Mau Mau uprising on the lives of ordinary men and women,  Weep Not, and on one family in particular.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

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Wizard of the Crow

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Anchor #ad - 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. 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.

. A landmark of postcolonial african literature, comic novel from the acclaimed Kenyan novelist, playwright, Wizard of the Crow is an ambitious, magisterial, poet, and critic.

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Hard Times AmazonClassics Edition

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AmazonClassics #ad - As he bears witness to his children’s suffering, Gradgrind is forced to confront the dangers of his dispassionate, utilitarian philosophy. Published serially in 1854 and packed with page-turning cliff-hangers, Hard Times explores representatives of English society—the disappearing aristocracy, the growing middle class, indigent laborers, and nomadic circus people—as they navigate the ways of Victorian England during the Industrial Revolution.

Amazonclassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. In coketown, england, wealthy retiree Thomas Gradgrind has founded a school based on his belief that life should be factual—not fanciful. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature’s most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.

Hard Times AmazonClassics Edition #ad - Revised edition: previously published as Hard Times, this edition of Hard Times AmazonClassics Edition includes editorial revisions. Among his pupils are his children, Thomas and Louisa, who are raised on his teachings of rational self-interest and grow into loveless, despairing adults.

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Clear Light of Day: A Novel

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Mariner Books #ad - When tara returns for a visit with Bimla and Baba, old memories and tensions resurface, blending into a domestic drama that leads to beautiful and profound moments of self-understanding. At the heart of this “wonderful” novel are the moving relationships between the estranged members of the Das family The Washington Post Book World.

Raja is their popular, brilliant, and successful brother. Tara is her younger, unambitious sister, married and with children of her own. Bimla is a dissatisfied but ambitious teacher at a women’s college who lives in her childhood home, where she cares for her mentally challenged brother, Baba. Distinctively shaded with enticing glimpses of India’s Hindu middle-class in shabby decline.

Clear Light of Day: A Novel #ad - Kirkus reviews, starred review. Passages must be read and reread so that you savor their imagery, their language, and their wisdom. The washington post book World   “A thoroughly universal tale of unhealable family hurts.  .  . Shortlisted for the man booker prize: a “rich, Chekhovian novel” about family and forgiveness from the acclaimed author of Fire on the Mountain The New Yorker.

It also takes us so deeply into another world that we almost fear we won’t be able to climb out again” The New York Times Book Review.

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Mother to Mother Bluestreak Book 13

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Beacon Press #ad - The result is not an apology for the murder, but a beautifully written exploration of the society that bred such violence. Sindiwe magona's novel mother to mother explores the South African legacy of apartheid through the lens of a woman who remembers a life marked by oppression and injustice. She then learned that one of the boys held responsible for the killing was in fact her neighbor's son.

. The murderer's mother, the life of her child, Mandisi, and the colonized society that not only allowed, writes about her life, but perpetuated violence against women and impoverished black South Africans under the reign of apartheid. Magona began to imagine how easily it might have been her own son caught up in the wave of violence that day.

Mother to Mother Bluestreak Book 13 #ad - Magona decided to write this novel when she discovered that Fulbright Scholar Amy Biehl, who had been killed while working to organize the nation's first ever democratic elections in 1993, died just a few yards away from her own permanent residence in Guguletu, Capetown. The book is based on this real-life incident, and takes the form of an epistle to Amy Biehl's mother.

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Hard Times

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Enhanced Media Publishing #ad - Considered dickens' harshest indictment of mid-19th-century industrial practices and their dehumanizing effects, filled with the richness of detail,  Hard Times offers a fascinating tapestry of Victorian life, brilliant characterization, and passionate social concern that typify the novelist's finest creations.

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