Devil on the Cross

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Price
$17.00  $15.81
Publisher
Penguin Group
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Pages
320
Dimensions
5.0 X 7.6 X 0.6 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780143107361
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About the Author

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o is an award-winning novelist, playwright, and essayist from Kenya whose novels have been translated into more than thirty languages. He is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine. He lives in Irvine, California. Namwali Serpell (introducer) has won the Windham-Campbell Prize, the Caine Prize for African Writing, and the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award. The author of the novel The Old Drift, she was born in Zambia and now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she is a professor of English at Harvard.

Reviews

"One of the greatest writers of our time." --Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Guardian

"His novels . . . have been deservedly canonized by the iconic [Penguin Classics] series." --The Wall Street Journal

"One of our century's great novels." --Tribune (UK)

"Ngugi is the most celebrated of African novelists. What he offers is nothing less than a new direction for African writing." --British Book News

"Striking." --The Guardian

"Bold and disquieting and, like most great novels, wonderfully immersive. So immersive, in fact, that I dreamed about it. Devil on the Cross argues quite convincingly--so convincingly that, for a moment, I became a character in the novel, or perhaps Ngugi became the author of my life--that all of us are living within a dream. . . . This is not a well-behaved novel, the kind you might read with your book club while discussing character motivation over tea and biscuits. This is a novel that wants you to act. . . . It's the perennial question: What is the point of literature? . . . I can't say that Ngugi's intention was to mount a defense of literature when he wrote this, but I can tell you what this novel did to me. He taught me that it's time for us to build new dreams." --Tolpe Folarin, Los Angeles Review of Books