A grain of wheat / Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo ; introduction by Abdulrazak Gurnah.

By: Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo, 1938-
Contributor(s): Gurnah, Abdulrazak, 1948-
Material type: TextTextSeries: Penguin classics: Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2012Description: xvi, 242 pages ; 20 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780143106760; 0143106767Subject(s): Kenya -- FictionDDC classification: 823/.914 LOC classification: PR9381.9.N45 | G73 2012Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description 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 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."--Publisher.
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"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."--Publisher.

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