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A classical novel, exploiting the dark realty of struggle for and independence in Kenya. But why must Ngugi always use only Gikuyu characters (Mugo, Kihika, Muumbi..) in reflecting the war for national independence. The outside-country community who read of his works know of only one tribe in Kenya, and above all that fought for liberation.
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A GRAIN OF WHEAT

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User Review  - Remma Kinyua - Goodreads

Ngugi brings out true Agikuyu traditional setup especially with the way he uses different styles of language... Am especially intrigued by his uses of direct translation... he's a very gifted African writer. Read full review

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User Review  - Julia - Goodreads

A little difficult to get into but an awesome story by the end. The author tells the story without judgement - an interesting take on cultural values and relativism. Read full review

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User Review  - Frank - Goodreads

The expectant hope of Kenya in the four days in 1963 leading up to independence from Britain in a small town. Like all small towns, secrets lie just below the surface and the greatest belongs to the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Teresa - Goodreads

I think this book was interesting. It's definitely a different sort of style and I don't know anything about Kenyatta or Kenya's fight for freedom (I should go read up on that now). Sometimes it was ... Read full review

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Worth reading if you are interested in the story of Kenyan independence. Read full review

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User Review  - Anne - Goodreads

Worth reading if you are interested in the story of Kenyan independence. Read full review

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User Review  - amina meghzi - Goodreads

this book is epic . Read full review

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this book is epic . Read full review


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