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Wrestling with the Devil

An unforgettable chronicle of the year Ngũgĩ was thrown in prison without charge. In an effort to fight back the humiliation and the intended degradation of the spirit, Ngũgĩ decides to write a novel on toilet paper, a book that will become his classic, Devil on the Cross. Read more

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