Week 1 of reading The Wizard of the Crow, by Thiong’o

Shelfari is hosting an on-line book discussion of Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s newest novel, The Wizard of the Crow. It begins this week with a mere ten pages a day, and I started this afternoon with some entertainingly extreme parody:

[Speaking of the fictional African nation’s ruler] It is said that when he was told that he could not be granted even a minute on the air [in the United States], he could hardly believe his ears or even understand what they were talking about, knowing that in his country he was always on TV; his ever moment – eating…, sneezing, or blowing his nose – captures on camera.

Oh wait, maybe that part isn’t so extreme…

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