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A Grain of Wheat (Penguin African Writers)

  • Author:Ngugi wa Thiong'o
  • Creator:Abdulrazak Gurnah
  • Publisher:Penguin Classics
  • Category:Book
  • List Price: $16.00
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  • Sales Rank:94,891
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:272
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.5
  • Dimensions (in):7.6 x 5.1 x 0.8
  • Publication Date:June 5, 2012
  • ISBN:0143106767
  • EAN:9780143106760
  • ASIN:0143106767
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Synopsis

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.


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