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. A landmark of postcolonial african literature wizard of the crow is an ambitious magisterial comic novel from the acclaimed kenyan novelist playwright poet and critic set in the fictional free republic of aburiria wizard of the crow dramatizes with corrosive humor and keenness of observation a battle for the souls of the aburirian people between a megalomaniac dictator and an . 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 isnt the great african novel but it is a very good novel about africa and one with obvious popular appeal a good story well told a good story well told recommended
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