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A Grain of Wheat (Penguin Modern Classics)

A Grain of Wheat (Penguin Modern Classics)
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  • Author:Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
  • Publisher:Penguin in Association with Heinemann African
  • Category:Book
  • List Price: $22.00
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  • Sales Rank:261,338
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:272
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  • Publication Date:July 1, 2010
  • ISBN:0141186992
  • EAN:9780141186993
  • ASIN:0141186992
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Synopsis
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 village whose intertwined lives are transformed by the 1952-1960 Emergency in Kenya. As the action follows the village's arrangements for Uhuru (independence) Day. This is a novel of stories within stories, a narrative interwoven with myth as well as allusions to real-life leaders of the nationalist struggle, including Jomo Kenyatta. At the centre of it all is the reticent Mugo, the village's chosen hero and a man haunted by a terrible secret. As events unfold, compromises are forced, friendships are betrayed and loves are tested.

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