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By Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

ISBN-10: 1101584858

ISBN-13: 9781101584859

Set within the wake of the Mau Mau uprising and at the cusp of Kenya's independence from Britain, A Grain of Wheat follows a bunch of villagers whose lives were remodeled through the 1952–1960 Emergency. on the middle of all of it is the reticent Mugo, the village's selected hero and a guy haunted through a negative mystery. As we examine of the villagers' tangled histories in a story interwoven with fantasy and peppered with allusions to real-life leaders, together with Jomo Kenyatta, a masterly tale unfolds during which compromises are compelled, friendships are betrayed, and loves are proven.

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Helstone smiled sardonically; Malone laughed a horse-laugh. He The Waggons 17 then replaced his arms, took his hat and cudgel, and saying that “he never felt more in tune for a shindy in his life, and that he wished a score of greasy cloth-dressers* might beat up Moore’s quarters that night,” he made his exit, clearing the stairs at a stride or two, and making the house shake with the bang of the front-door behind him. CHAPTER II the waggons The evening was pitch-dark: star and moon were quenched in gray rain-clouds––gray they would have been by day, by night they looked sable.

It is not religion; the thing is never named amongst them: theology they may discuss occasionally, but piety––never. It is not the love of eating and drinking; each might have as good a joint and pudding, tea as potent, and toast as succulent, at his own lodgings, as is served to him at his brother’s. Mrs. Gale, Mrs. Hogg, and Mrs. ” By “folk” the good ladies of course mean themselves, for indeed they are kept in a continual “fry”* by this system of mutual invasion. Mr. Donne and his guests, as I have said, are at dinner; Mrs.

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