Devil on the Cross, Paperback
4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


This critique of modern Kenya highlights the greed and capitalism prevalent in society.

Despair drives Wariinga to leave Nairobi and seek refuge in her home town of Ilmorog.

On her journey she is handed an invitation to a feast of thieves, a competition organized by the devil.




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Did it for Sixth Form, I believe. Was a difficult book to read, because of the bloody, violent imagery to describe Western capitalism's impact on Africa. But the metaphors are accurate, a cautionary tale too many are ignoring.

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Witty, sarcastic take on corruption, tyranny, and the aftermath of colonialism.

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