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NOVL.1981.4'.NGUG

Ngugi Wa Thiong'o: Devil On The Cross

Translated from the Gĩkũyũ by the author, Heinemann, Oxford, 1987 (1982)

* 1938, Limuru, Kenya

Charge: Critical Political Writings
Prison: Kamiti Maximum Security Prison, Nairobi, Kenya (Map)

"My cell was the first to be raided: it was difficult to know what they were looking for ... Suddenly, the sergeant saw piles of toilet paper and pounced on them. Then, as if delirious with joy and triumph, he turned to the presiding officer, and announced: "Here is the book, Sir, on toilet paper". "Seize it!" the officer told him.",
quoted from Ngugi (back cover)

Other prison writings by the author:

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