A grain of wheat

A grain of wheat

Author: 
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Place: 
London
Publisher: 
Heinemann
Phys descriptions: 
247p
Date published: 
1993
Record type: 
Subject: 
ISBN: 
0-435-90987-8
Bar code: 
1013495
Call No: 
82.31 (676.2) NGU
Abstract: 

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

Language: 
Series: 
African writers
Date created: 
Monday, February 22, 2010