"This novel will be
regarded as one of the historic staging posts of African fiction.
Ngugi is the most celebrated of African novelists. What he offers
is nothing less than a new direction for African writing"
--British Book News
caustic and impassioned" --New Yorker
"A Mind-blowing political statement, an anguished cry
of despair... a bombshell"
The definitive African book of the 2oth century"