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A Grain of Wheat - Community Reviews back

by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
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shell pebble
shell pebble rated it 5 years ago
A Grain of Wheat centres a political narrative about the struggle for independence and liberation in Kenya; about rebellion against British imperialism, and on this level it is searing, laying bare the injustice from the point of view of a richly varied cast of rural Kenyan people. Ngugi draws on Co...
Merle
Merle rated it 6 years ago
A story of Kenyan independence and the toll the preceding struggle took on people.Well, this is embarrassing--I don't know what to rate this. Based on the first couple pages I'd pegged it as a slog, and not expecting to enjoy it but feeling I should read it anyway for my world fiction challenge, rea...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 6 years ago
'A Grain of Wheat' centers on Kenya's Uhuru, its attainment of independence and self-government, a time of celebration and pride. But Thiong'o uses it as a backdrop for a dark drama that is anything but celebratory. It is bleak and difficultly written. The first time I tried to read it I couldn't be...
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