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A Grain of Wheat

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Originally published in 1967, Ngugi's third novel is his best known and most ambitious work. "A Grain of Wheat" portrays several characters in a ... Show synopsis

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  • A Grain of Wheat (Heinemann Educational Books) – Trade paperback (1994)
    by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

    A Grain of Wheat

    Trade paperback, Heinemann Educational Books
    1994
    English
    224 pages

    ISBN: 0435909878
    ISBN-13: 9780435909871

    This is a compelling account of the turbulence that inflamed Kenya in the 1950s and its impact on people's lives. Five friends and agemates make different choices when the Mau Mau rebellion erupts in colonial Kenya. Kihika joins the freedom fighters in the forest; Gikonyo supports the rebels, but is arrested and detained; Mumbi, Gikonyo's wife, works to keep family and home together in the village; Karanja chooses to support the more powerful British masters; Mugo ultimately betrays his friends and loses his life in a ... Show more

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