A Grain Of Wheat by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

"A Grain of Wheat" is a historical novel set in Kenya during the Mau Mau uprising against British colonial rule. The story follows a diverse cast of characters whose lives are intertwined by secrets, betrayals, and sacrifices. As Kenya prepares for independence, the book explores themes of nationalism, identity, and the complex aftermath of revolution. Through vivid storytelling, the author delves into the complexities of human nature and the struggle for freedom in a turbulent time.

The 923rd greatest book of all time


Published
1967
Nationality
Kenyan
Type
Fiction
Pages
200-300
Words
78,965
Original Language
English

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