Devil on the Cross

wa Thiong'o, Ngugi

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"The great Kenyan writer and Nobel Prize nominee Ngg wa Thiong®o's powerful fictional critique of capitalism One of the cornerstones of Ngg wa Thiong®o's fame, Devil on the Cross was written in secret, on toilet paper, while Ngg wa Thiong®o was in prison. It tells the tragic story of Wariinga, a young woman who moves from a rural Kenyan town to the capital, Nairobi, only to be exploited by her boss and later by a corrupt businessman. 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. 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"- Wariinga, a young woman who moves from a Kenyan town to the capital, Nairobi, only to be exploited by her boss and later a corrupt businessman. As Wariinga struggles to survive, she realizes 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.
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Schrijver
wa Thiong'o, Ngugi
Titel
Devil on the Cross
Uitgever
Penguin Books Ltd
Jaar
2017
Taal
Engels
Pagina's
272
Gewicht
227 gr
EAN
9780143107361
Afmetingen
193 x 127 x 15 mm
Bindwijze
Paperback

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