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"Devil on the Cross" - An Analysis
A look at Ngugi's novel, "Devil on the Cross."
# 139730 | 3,000 words | 4 sources | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in History (African)

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This paper examines Ngugi's 1982 novel,"Devil on the Cross", in the light of two articles on African politics and the postcolonial experience of Kenya. In his work, Ngugi describes a Cold War post-colonial African novel that attributes all things wrong in Kenya to the British period/Mau Mau repression. It also touches on the corruption, the need to remove the effects of European cultural change and economics.

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"Ngugi Wa Thiong'o (B 1938), a native son of Kenya's Gikuyu community, was well known for his novels addressing the colonial and post-colonial fortunes of Kenya when Devil on the Cross appeared in 1982. An allegorical novel, it tells of the experiences of Wariinga in Nairobi that cause her to return to her home town, Illmorog, in response to a printed invitation to attend a feast of thieves directed by the Devil. In reference to the behaviour of various privileged Kenyans after Independence, the thieves she meets are former businessmen and other capitalists who discuss the..."

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