A Grain of Wheat, Paperback

A Grain of Wheat Paperback

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series



Originally published in 1967, Ngugi's third novel is his best known and most ambitious work. "A Grain of Wheat" portrays several characters in a village whose intertwined lives are transformed by the 1952-1960 Emergency in Kenya.

As the action follows the village's arrangements for Uhuru (independence) Day.

This is a novel of stories within stories, a narrative interwoven with myth as well as allusions to real-life leaders of the nationalist struggle, including Jomo Kenyatta.

At the centre of it all is the reticent Mugo, the village's chosen hero and a man haunted by a terrible secret.

As events unfold, compromises are forced, friendships are betrayed and loves are tested.




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