Wrestling with the Devil : A Prison Memoir Paperback / softback
Ngugi wa Thiong'o's powerful prison memoir begins half an hour before his release on 12 December 1978.
A year earlier, he recalls, armed police arrived at his home and took him to Kenya's Kamiti Maximum Security Prison.
There, Ngugi lives in a block alongside other political prisoners, but he refuses to give in to the humiliation.
He decides to write a novel in secret, on toilet paper - it is a book that will become his classic, Devil on the Cross. Wrestling with the Devil is Ngugi's unforgettable account of the drama and challenges of living under twenty-four-hour surveillance.
He captures not only the pain caused by his isolation from his family, but also the spirit of defiance and the imaginative endeavours that allowed him to survive.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 02/04/2018
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9781784702243
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