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Devil on the Cross by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
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Jul 26, 08

Recommended for: Everyone
Read in January, 2005

This is one of my favorite books ever. Ngugi is certainly one of the master writers out of central/east Africa, and this is one of his masterworks. It captures the overall feel of post-Colonial Africa in storytelling what all those academic books seem to still strive to do. I had a much better sense of the situation in immediate post-Colonialism, and I think it's still very relevant today. The book itself is an amazing combination of narrative, song, and fable, so it might be slightly jarring to many Western readers. Don't let it stop you!

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