"Tomorrow....Tomorrow": First Edition of Ngugi Wa Thiong'o's Petals of Blood; Signed by Him

  • Petals of Blood.

Petals of Blood.


Item Number: 46041

New York: E.P. Dutton, 1978.

First American edition of “the definitive African book of the twentieth century” (Moses Isegawa). Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Tomorrow….Tomorrow Ngugi wa Thiong’o.” The inscription is in reference to the final line of this book. Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

"The Kenyan novelist Ngugi, in his remarkable book Petals of Blood, writes with passion about every form, shape and color power can take. A political novel, yes, but you have to add at once ‘among other things’, since what is so compelling about his political fervour is exactly that it does always set politics among other things" (The Sunday Times).

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