Petals Of Blood

Petals Of Blood

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Paperback, Penguin Books, 2005, ISBN# 0143039172
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The baffling murders of three African directors of a foreign-owned brewery are set against the backdrop of the intertwined stories of the four suspects in the crime, in a novel, first published in 1977, about the struggles of a modern Third World nation. Reprint.

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The baffling murders of three African directors of a foreign-owned brewery are set against the backdrop of the intertwined stories of the four suspects in the crime, in a novel, first published in 1977, about the struggles of a modern Third World nation. Reprint.

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

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Number of Pages: 409
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Subject: KENYA_FICTION ,  FICTION_GENERAL ,  Settings
Author: Isegawa, Moses ,  Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Target Audience: Trade
Series Title: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN-13: 9780143039174
Fiction/Nonfiction: Y
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.00 x 7.50 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 0143039172
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