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A Grain of Wheat

by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

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' tangl...
Publish Date
2012
June 5
Goodreads rating
3.84
ISBN
9780143106760
Tags
fictionhistorical-fiction
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