Wizard of the Crow


Commencing in ‘our times’ and set in the ‘Free Republic of Aburiria’, the novel dramatises a battle for control of the souls of the Aburirian people. Fashioning the stories of the powerful and the ordinary into a dazzling mosaic, Ngõugõi reveals humanity in all its ceaselessly surprising complexity.

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Informed by traditional African storytelling, discover Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s masterpiece.

To honour the Ruler’s birthday, the Free Republic of Aburiria set out to build a tower; a modern wonder of the world that will reach the gates of Heaven. But behind this pillar of unity a battle for control of the Aburirian people rages. Among the contenders: the eponymous Wizard, an avatar of folklore and wisdom; the corrupt Christian Ministry; and the nefarious Global Bank.

‘Mythological but also cheerfully disenchanted; political and playful; cartoonish but also epical… the African novel may well have delivered its greatest masterpiece’ Sunday Herald