First Penguin Edition of Ngugi Wa Thiong'o's Petals of Blood; Signed by Him

  • Petals of Blood.
  • Petals of Blood.
  • Petals of Blood.

Petals of Blood.


Item Number: 47898

New York: E.P. Dutton, 1978.

First Penguin edition of “the definitive African book of the twentieth century” (Moses Isegawa). Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed by Ngugi wa Thiong’o on the title page. In fine condition. Introduction by Moses Isegawa.

"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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