Past Meetup

September--Wizard of the Crow by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

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3 people went

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From Goodreads--
"In exile now for more than twenty years, Kenyan novelist, playwright, poet and critic Ngugi wa Thiong’o has become one of the most widely read African writers. Commencing in “our times” and set in the fictional “Free Republic of Aburiria,” Wizard of the Crow dramatizes with corrosive humor and keenness of observation a battle for control of the souls of the Aburirian people. Fashioning the stories of the powerful and the ordinary into a dazzling mosaic, this magnificent novel reveals humanity in all its endlessly surprising complexity."

This was actually a tie
Wizard of the Crow by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o--6
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara--6
The Brothers K by David James Duncan--1

I went with Wizard of the Crow because 1) it was the book I voted for and 2) We've never done a Kenyan writer before and haven't done a sub-Saharan African one in some time.