Magical Realism in Ngugi Wa Thiongo’s Wizard of the Crow
A landmark of Post- colonial African literature, Wizard of the Crow is an ambitious, magisterial, comic novel set in the fictional Free Republic of Aburiria. Ngugi dramatizes with corrosive humour and keenness of observation a battle for the souls of the Aburirian people, between a megalomaniac dictator and an unemployed young man who embraces the mantle of a magician. Fashioning the stories of the powerful and the ordinary into a dazzling mosaic, in this magnificient work of magical realism, Ngugi reveals humanity in all its endlessly surprising complexity.
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