9780143106760

A Grain of Wheat

  • ISBN 13:

    9780143106760

  • ISBN 10:

    0143106767

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 06/05/2012
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics

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Summary

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 19521960 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, one in which compromises are forced, friendships are betrayed, and loves are tested.

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