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A grain of wheat /

by Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Penguin modern classics.Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2002Edition: [Revised edition].Description: xiv, 250 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 0141186992; 9780141186993.Subject(s): Kenya -- Fiction | Historical fictionSummary: Set in the wake of the Mau Mau rebellion and on the cusp of Kenya's independence from Britain, this novel 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, a masterly story unfolds in which compromises are forced, friendships are betrayed, and loves are tested ... List(s) this item appears in: ACT/Bissell Fall 2017
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Originally published: London: Heinemann, 1967.

Revised edition first published: London: Heinemann, 1986.

Set in the wake of the Mau Mau rebellion and on the cusp of Kenya's independence from Britain, this novel 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, a masterly story unfolds in which compromises are forced, friendships are betrayed, and loves are tested ...

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