Wizard of the crow gikuyu mrogi wa kagogo is a 2006 novel written by ngg wa thiongo and translated from the original kikuyu into english by the author his first novel in more than 20 years the story is set in the imaginary free republic of aburria autocratically governed by one man known only as the ruler. Wizard of the crow ngugi wa thiongo on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a landmark of postcolonial african literature wizard of the crow is an ambitious magisterial. Wizard of the crow from the blurb commencing in our times and set in the free republic of aburlria the novel dramatizes with corrosive humor and keenness of observation a battle for control of the souls of the aburirian people. Wizard of the crow by ngugi wa thiongo translated by the author 768pp harvill secker 1899 ngugi wa thiongos first novel in his mother tongue gikuyu was written in a kenyan jail on . Wizard of the crow is also exceptionally generous in spirit not reveling in the misery of the conditions caused by the local mis rulers as so many books about similar circumstances do or pointing fingers at a single cause ngugi condemns a great deal in the novel from everyday greed to western paternalism but theres a good deal of optimism
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