A Grain of Wheat

A Grain of Wheat


Introduction by: Abdulrazak Gurnah

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Paperback
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Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143106760
  • 272 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

The best-known novel by the great Kenyan writer


Set in the wake of the Mau Mau rebellion and on the cusp of Kenya’s independence from Britain, A Grain of Wheat follows a group of villagers whose lives have been transformed by the 1952–1960 Emergency. At the center of it all is the reticent Mugo, the village’s chosen hero and a man haunted by a terrible secret. As we learn of the villagers’ tangled histories in a narrative interwoven with myth and peppered with allusions to real-life leaders, including Jomo Kenyatta, a masterly story unfolds in which compromises are forced, friendships are betrayed, and loves are tested.

A Grain of Wheat

A Grain of Wheat

Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Introduction by: Abdulrazak Gurnah

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