Grain of Wheat

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Grain of Wheat

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A masterly story of myth, rebellion, love, friendship and betrayal from one of Africas great writers, Ngugi wa Thiongos A Grain of Wheat includes an introduction by Abdulrazak Gurnah, author of By the Sea , in Penguin Modern Classics. It is 1963 and Kenya is on the verge of Uhuru - Independence Day. The mighty british government has been toppled, and in the lull between t A masterly story of myth, rebellion, love, friendship and betrayal from one of Africas great writers, Ngugi wa Thiongos A Grain of Wheat includes an introduction by Abdulrazak Gurnah, author of By the Sea , in Penguin Modern Classics. It is 1963 and Kenya is on the verge of Uhuru - Independence Day. The mighty british government has been toppled, and in the lull between the fighting and the new world, colonized and colonizer alike reflect on what they have gained and lost. In the village of Thabai, the men and women who live there have been transformed irrevocably by the uprising. Kihika, legendary rebel leader, was fatally betrayed to the whiteman. Gikonyos marriage to the beautiful Mumbi was destroyed when he was imprisoned, while her life has been shattered in other ways. And Mugo, brave survivor of the camps and now a village hero, harbours a terrible secret. As events unfold, compromises are forced, friendships are betrayed and loves are tested. Kenyan novelist and playwright Ngugi wa Thiongo is the author of Weep Not Child (1964), The River Between (1965), and Petals of Blood (1977). Ngugi was chair of the Department of Literature at the University of Nairobi from 1972 to 1977. He left Kenya in 1982 and taught at various universities in the United States before he became professor of comparative literature and performance studies at New York University in 1992. If you enjoyed A Grain of Wheat , you might like Chinua Achebes Things Fall Apart , also available in Penguin Modern Classics. With Ngugi history is a living tissue ... this book adds cubits to his already considerable stature Guardian

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A masterly story of myth, rebellion, love, friendship and betrayal from one of Africas great writers, Ngugi wa Thiongos A Grain of Wheat includes an introduction by Abdulrazak Gurnah, author of By the Sea , in Penguin Modern Classics. It is 1963 and Kenya is on the verge of Uhuru - Independence Day. The mighty british government has been toppled, and in the lull between t A masterly story of myth, rebellion, love, friendship and betrayal from one of Africas great writers, Ngugi wa Thiongos A Grain of Wheat includes an introduction by Abdulrazak Gurnah, author of By the Sea , in Penguin Modern Classics. It is 1963 and Kenya is on the verge of Uhuru - Independence Day. The mighty british government has been toppled, and in the lull between the fighting and the new world, colonized and colonizer alike reflect on what they have gained and lost. In the village of Thabai, the men and women who live there have been transformed irrevocably by the uprising. Kihika, legendary rebel leader, was fatally betrayed to the whiteman. Gikonyos marriage to the beautiful Mumbi was destroyed when he was imprisoned, while her life has been shattered in other ways. And Mugo, brave survivor of the camps and now a village hero, harbours a terrible secret. As events unfold, compromises are forced, friendships are betrayed and loves are tested. Kenyan novelist and playwright Ngugi wa Thiongo is the author of Weep Not Child (1964), The River Between (1965), and Petals of Blood (1977). Ngugi was chair of the Department of Literature at the University of Nairobi from 1972 to 1977. He left Kenya in 1982 and taught at various universities in the United States before he became professor of comparative literature and performance studies at New York University in 1992. If you enjoyed A Grain of Wheat , you might like Chinua Achebes Things Fall Apart , also available in Penguin Modern Classics. With Ngugi history is a living tissue ... this book adds cubits to his already considerable stature Guardian
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Title Grain of Wheat Height 12.9
Ngugi Wa Thiongo Width 1.6
ISBN-13 9780141186993 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0141186992 Spine Width
Publisher Faber And Faber (penguin India) Pages 272
Edition 2010 Availability Out Of Stock

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