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  • One of the greatest writers of our time

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Unfolding in wry and lyrical verse, The Perfect Nine tells a Homeric odyssey of the creation of the entire Gikuyu people-a creationist myth, an adventure tale, and a family story, wherein the wives do not simply wait at home.

    Literary Hub
  • [The Perfect Nine] departs from the sprawl of his past novels into an engaging if slight lyrical epic. Combining Homeric verse with oral storytelling tropes-choruses, chants, songs-he retells the origin myth of the Gikuyu, Kenya's largest tribe. . . . Thiong'o's fans will appreciate this.

    Publishers Weekly
  • A tremendous writer... it's hard to doubt the power of the written word when you hear the story of Ngugi wa Thiong’o

    Guardian
  • A visionary writer

    Financial Times

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