Thursday, December 04, 2008

Devil on the Cross - Ngugi

On the plane to and from Senegal I had the pleasure of reading Devil on the Cross, by Ngugi wa Thiong'o. It is an excellent "experimental" and polemical novel, supposedly written on toilet paper while in prison. "Searing" is the adjective I see a lot on websites, and it does move through an indictment of Kenyan capitalism at brutal speed. Sometimes a little overbearing, and the contemporary reader wishes that the "laying it on thick" were a bit more subtle or ironic. Here's a neat article from a Ghanaian newspaper.

Here's a video clip of Ngugi:

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