Petals of Blood is a book by Ngugi wa Thiong'o that is defined in Kenya, East Africa soon after independence. The novel revolves around four personas: Munira a professor, Abdullaa a entrepreneur who's an immigrant, Wanja a barmaid, and Karega a teaching assistant. Their lives are intertwined because of the Mau Mau rebellion. To be able to get away city life, all of them retreats to the small, pastoral village of Ilmorog. Ngugi wa Thiong'o mainly targets the skepticism of change..