A Grain of Wheat

A Grain of Wheat

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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 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 the village hero, harbours a terrible secret.
As we learn of their tangled histories, a mastery story of myth, rebellion, love, friendship and betrayal unfolds, comfirming Ngũgĩs status as a giant african writing.